Great Neck North High School will be hosting a fund-raising concert featuring the songs from Les Misérables to benefit the Long Beach Public Schools Comprehensive Arts Department, which suffered huge losses of equipment, musical scores, pianos, and rehearsal rooms as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The benefit concert will be on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the North High auditorium, 35 Polo Road, Great Neck. There will be open seating. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Performing the glorious music from Les Miz will be a combined chorus of some 125 voices made up of North High’s Jazz Choir, the Long Beach High School Select Choir (Michael Capobianco, director of choral music), and Great Neck North High alumni, some of whom performed in North’s production of Les Misérables last year. Solos will be performed by members of the Jazz Choir and numerous alumni.
At North High, Roger Ames, composer in residence, and English teacher Jeffrey Gilden will be coordinating the event, with Dr. Janine Robinson, choral director, and parent Jeff Blye assisting on keyboards.
The suggested donation for tickets at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for students. For those unable to attend the concert, but wishing to contribute to Long Beach’s Comprehensive Arts Department, checks, made out to “North High School Extra Activity Fund,” may be mailed to Neil Sagggerson, North High School, 35 Polo Road, Great Neck, NY 11023.