Christmas Concert with John Riesen including hors d’oeuvr…

Hailed as “impassioned…and vibrant” (Opera Today), award-winning American tenor John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences with his «fantastic, powerful voice» (Texarkana Gazette).  Opera Today goes on to describe John as «a vibrant, focused tenor…an impassioned performance of complete commitment and coltish deportment…» John impresses audiences everywhere with his powerful, commanding tenor range — a young, fast-rising and soon-to-be national opera star.  Bring your friends and family for this enjoyable, intimate evening of music, friendship and fun all benefiting the Foundation of the Columbus Greek Cathedral. Before the concert enjoy scrumptious bites from the community that brings you the annual Greek Festival — featuring buffet-style hors d’eourves with a Mediterranean flair including  tyropita, spanakopita, teriyaki chicken, meatballs, roasted vegetables, hummus, and assorted small bites and desserts.  Open seating at round tables.  John will be accompanied by a pianist from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the program will include a mix of operatic, classical and popular songs across John’s repertoir.  He will also perform one selection with his wife, Gillian Cotter Riesen.  Program6:00 p.m.     doors open, hors d’eourves buffet reception, wine7:00 p.m.     concert9:00 p.m.     evening concludes