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The premier opera company bringing history to life in New Orleans

OperaCréole Givonna Joseph and Aria Mason, Founders

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11:59 AM on December 5, 2012 

Hi Diane,

Thank you for writing. I am so happy you enjoyed the performance.The audience response made it a such a special night for us!

Yes, i wished the French Quarter Fest printed programs, but they don't for these.

The program:

Te Deum, from Tosca............................OperaCreole, Dr. Wilfred Delphin, piano, Dr. St. Julien, organ

O Divine Redeemer. Gounod................Givonna Joseph, Ivan Griffin

Lo How a Rose, arr Praetorious............OperaCreole- acapella

Hymn to Venerable Henriette Delille, by Dr. Marcus St. Julien......OperaCreole, Dr. St, Julien

I Wonder As I Wander (Appalachian).............Ivan Griffin

Let The Bright Seraphim, Handel.......,............Crystal Morris, Dr. St. Julien, organ, Chris Cotton, trumpet

The Rosary:

Lord's Prayer- Malotte, (trans. into Creole)..........Tyrone Chambers

Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod......................................Valerie Jones Francis

Ave Maria from Costaso, William Grant Still..........Tyrone Chamber, Brandon Richardson

Ave Maria, Schubert ( trans. into Creole)...............Givonna Joseph, Aria Mason (Mother and Daughter)

Gloria chant...........................................................A

ria Mason

Noel Ayisyen, by Emile Desmour...............OperaCreole

In Silent Night by Mitchell Southall.............Ebonee Davis, Crystal Morris, Aria Mason, Tyrone Chambers, Ivan Griffin

The Patriotic Project Youth Choir, Valerie Jones Francis, Director

Joy To The World, Handel

Hallelujah, from Messiah, Handel.......All

Have a Blessed Christmas

Givonna

Diane D. Thompson says...

I really enjoyed the concert at the St. Louis Cathedral so much on 4 December, 2012.

I am very interested in all of the selections and regret that there were not any programs

for the audience. Is there any possibility of obtaining a list of composers and the order of

the pieces performed? I particularly enjoyed the music composed by Marcus St. Julien honoring Henriette Delille, the choir conducted by Valorie composed of children from all

over the state, and the concept and beautiful singing of the "Rosary" as well as the

stirring opening ensemble from "Tosca." I also enjoyed the mixture of Creole, French,and English in the program and the modern compositions. In short, it was an excellent,

moving, and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Diane D. Thompson

7:11 AM on December 5, 2012 

I really enjoyed the concert at the St. Louis Cathedral so much on 4 December, 2012.

I am very interested in all of the selections and regret that there were not any programs

for the audience. Is there any possibility of obtaining a list of composers and the order of

the pieces performed? I particularly enjoyed the music composed by Marcus St. Julien honoring Henriette Delille, the choir conducted by Valorie composed of children from all

over the state, and the concept and beautiful singing of the "Rosary" as well as the

stirring opening ensemble from "Tosca." I also enjoyed the mixture of Creole, French,and English in the program and the modern compositions. In short, it was an excellent,

moving, and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

10:43 AM on October 19, 2011 

Hello MZell,

Thanks for inquiring! Our rehearsals are not open in general, and sometimes we have to change up during the week based on our individual schedules. If there is something specific that you have in mind in coming to a rehearsal, let me know.

Givonna

mzell says...

Ms. Joseph, are the Sunday rehearsals open to the public and, if so, where are they held?

mzell

12:33 AM on October 19, 2011 

Ms. Joseph, are the Sunday rehearsals open to the public and, if so, where are they held?

10:43 AM on October 19, 2011 

Hi,

Thanks for your inquiry, I will email you!

Givonna

Kim Picou says...

Hello OperaCreole,

I would love for my Fine Arts students at Bogalusa Hight School to have the opportunity to hear one of your performances. Do you ever do public school presentations?

Kim Picou

8:54 PM on September 17, 2011

Hello OperaCreole,

I would love for my Fine Arts students at Bogalusa Hight School to have the opportunity to hear one of your performances. Do you ever do public school presentations?

8:57 PM on June 20, 2011 

Kudos, Givonna!!! We need more of this in the United States. I too, sing and am originally from New Orleans. Since receiving my DMA in 2005, I have been out there performing but not nearly as much as were things different. So I applaud your efforts and say stay the course. I hope your company grows and prospers. I'll keep an eye on your page.

Congratulations to all of you!

Jack Belsom

11:32 PM on May 24, 2011

Saturday evening's performance was an enjoyable program of operatic excerpts well chosen and ably performed. The accompanying power point presentation was of professional quality and greatly added to the musical portion of the evening. All aspects of the evening showed careful thought and rehearsal. Congratulations !

Jack Belsom

Amanda Bravender

6:42 PM on April 21, 2011

I love working with you guys! You are all so talented! Much love

7:26 PM on April 16, 2011 

Thank you Lisa!!!

Hope to see you May 21, 2011, St. Mary's Church on Chartres.

Givonnna

Lisa Ross says...

What a wonderful merger of talent! Looking forward to a performance.

Lisa Ross

11:35 PM on April 15, 2011

What a wonderful merger of talent! Looking forward to a performance.

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