Grand Strand Opera Workshop Scholarship Awards Night

By John Bonsignor

This year, as well as for the past 7 years, the Grand Strand Opera Workshop Inc, a IRS 501c3 Tax Exempt Organization, will again be offering Herron-Carleton-Talbert scholarships to talented voice students from Coastal Carolina University.

This year the faculty professors of Vocal Studies have selected four voice majors as equal winners of the scholarship. Professor Jeff Jones of CCU said the faculty felt this year’s four winners rose above the over 30 students who auditioned for the award, but chose not to rank them in any specific order.

The winners are:

Megan Hoffman, soprano

Hannah Battley, mezzo-soprano

Kevin Arnold, tenor

Walter Tucker, baritone

An Awards dinner, “A Night of Vocal Splendor”, will be held by GSOW Friday January 26, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m., at BROTHER’S GRILL 5900 North Kings Hwy (Hwy 17 Bus) Unit G, Myrtle Beach, Tele 843-497-8882.

Each of the four winners will perform individually and there are plans for the four to be joined up in a quartet for further entertainment.

I’m certain you will want to enjoy the vocal splendor of these four young vocal artists chosen by the Faculty at CCU to receive the scholarships. I believe it will be an evening you will not want to miss.

The event is open to the public, but seating is limited so get your tickets early.

A complete dinner with a Social Hour will cost $30.00 per person tax and tip included. One free glass of wine will be paid by the GSOW, and a cash bar will be available where wine will cost $3.00 per glass and beer also $3.00 per bottle.

The proceeds from the dinner will go toward future scholarships to local students at CCU.

The GSOW wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the Officers and member of the Order of the Sons of Italy Darrigo Lodge 2868 for their generous financial assistance towards the Herron-Carleton-Talbert Scholarship.

For ticket(s) and seat or table reservation(s) call Nick Ballabani -Co-Chair of the Awards Dinner843-497-8882; or John e Bonsignor 843-385-3963.


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