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Press Release 07.12.16

REUNION of Choral Bible Stories
at the 2016 FRINGE


Rochester, NY -  A unique offering at the 2016 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival:  The QARAB Singers will perform “REUNION of Choral Bible Stories,” a multi-media choral presentation.  It will be performed at the beautiful Lyric Theater (440 East Avenue) on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM.   Advance tickets (Adults $10, Students with ID and Children Free) and additional information are available online at rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/reunion-of-choral-bible-stories.  Remaining tickets may be purchased at the door one hour before curtain.
“REUNION of Choral Bible Stories” is a variety of family-friendly, musical short stories that tell the tales of Joseph and his brothers, Moses and the Ten Plagues, David and Goliath, and Elijah, in a new and different way.  The award-winning musical script and score, written by local composers E.A. Messenger and Jim Schmitt, will be performed by the talented QARAB Singers, and feature video projections of original artwork by renowned Rochester artist, R. J. Ketchum.  The performance will close with a brand new musical piece followed by a tribute to our men and women in uniform.  For those looking for a family-friendly, entertaining, and inspirational experience at the Fringe Festival, this production is ideal!
 “Qarab” is simply defined as “offering; approach, bring near,” thus the Qarab Artistic Group (QARAB.com) was born.  Its debut work, THE ARK, was presented at the Little Theatre in 2008, followed by a performance of THE FOUR HORSEMEN in the Hart Theatre at the JCC (Jewish Community Center) in 2011, and OUR GOOD SHEPHERD at the Lyric Theatre for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in 2015.  QARAB.com has won numerous awards, including a 2012 Ava Platinum Award for Original Music, and a 2013 Creativity Award for “Garden Tools,” a collection featuring the ‘Pop’ Opera “THE GARDEN,” its companion book, and educational lesson planner.
“REUNION of Choral Bible Stories” and the historic Lyric Theatre are a perfect combination for a visually and acoustically exhilarating Sunday afternoon of entertainment.  Don’t miss this delightful and refreshing change of pace performance!


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