1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
Physical address: 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Map and Directions

Grand Opening Festival

Classical Music Series:
Two Sopranos and a Piano!

Rachel Cetel, Soprano
Cecelia Tepping, Soprano
Sandra Pucciatti, Piano

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Join us for a fun-filled evening of classical, operatic, and Broadway solos and duets with Rachel Cetel, soprano, Cecelia Tepping, soprano, and Sandra Pucciatti, piano in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary.

Cecelia and Rachel became friends while working for an opera company and soon came to realize how nicely their voices blended together. Often cast together in operas, they have shared the stage many times over the last seven years. When Rachel was asked by the 1867 Sanctuary committee to perform in the newly renovated facility, it was an obvious choice to collaborate with talented colleagues. After all, two sopranos are better than one! We hope that you will enjoy our program as much as we have enjoyed preparing it for you!

The program is a collection of our favorite songs, arias, and duets. Our first half is classical art song and opera arias and duets. The second half is a cabaret of contemporary music theater repertoire about love and love lost.

Rachel CetelRachel Cetel, soprano, has been performing in the region for many years. She is a proud member of Boheme Opera New Jersey since 2009. Recent roles include Sally in Die Fledermaus, Flora in La Traviata, The Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and The Young Shepherdess in Tosca. With “Edward Bogusz and Friends”, she appeared as The Forest Bird in a concert version of Wagner’s Siegfried in 2013. She also performed with Opera New Jersey from 2007-2012 as The Aunt in Madama Butterfly and ensemble in many productions and choral works. Reviews from Out in Jersey magazine have favorably acknowledged Ms. Cetel for her recent roles with Boheme Opera New Jersey. A former soprano section leader and soloist at Ewing Presbyterian Church from 2007-2011, she is excited to be back singing in the Ewing community!

Ms. Cetel holds an M.M. in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College and a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston University. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Voice Foundation, she currently resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where she preaches what she practices in her Independent Voice Studio. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Rowan College at Gloucester County and holds a seat on the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board.

Sandra PucciattiSandra Milstein Pucciatti is an accomplished pianist and accompanist with a 43-year career in the music industry. She has performed, accompanied and rehearsed in many formats of music, most notably classical solo piano, professional classical duo-piano, soloist with orchestras, accompanying of voice and instrumental literature of all styles, professional and community choral accompanying and pit orchestra piano for community-based Broadway. Over the past 27 seasons, she has been pianist for countless opera rehearsals and presentations for the company she co-founded with her husband Joseph, Boheme Opera NJ. In recital, she has been fortunate to have collaborated with several notable accomplished opera artists, including the legendary bass Jerome Hines. Sandra has also been a private piano teacher for over 38 years, and served as a private and ensemble coach for the former New Jersey Governor’s School of the Arts Division from 1993-2000. An opera lecturer and presenter of young artists pursuing careers in opera and opera theater, she has been Managing Director of Boheme Opera NJ since 1997 and is the guiding force behind the company’s educational outreach programming. She has also accompanied, while her husband has directed, the Congregation Beth Chaim Choir in Princeton Junction, New Jersey for the past 36 years.

Cecelia TeppingCecelia Tepping, soprano, was born in Virginia and raised on the Connecticut shoreline. A graduate of Syracuse University, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Prior roles include the First Lady Magic Flute, and Annina in La Traviata (both for Boheme Opera), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), and Frasquita (Carmen), as well Santa Chiara in the premiere of Il Poverello, in Assisi, Italy. Central New York audiences have acknowledged Ms. Tepping as an accomplished Gilbert and Sullivan performer for her portrayals of Aline (The Sorcerer), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), and Pitti-Sing (The Mikado).

Ms. Tepping has frequently been seen in the chorus of Boheme Opera, in Die Fledermaus, La Boheme, Tosca and Faust. Other local chorus involvement includes Die Fledermaus and Carmen, both for Opera New Jersey.

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.

GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.

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