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Community briefs 11/6

November 05, 1998

Opera selections performed today

FREDERICK, Md. - In his 20th and final season as conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Chorus, Edward Polochick will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, chorus and soloists in a performance of opera selections at 8 p.m. today at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick.

The performance includes highlights from operas such as Puccini's "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly," Verdi's "Tosca" and Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Die Fledermaus," and will feature performances by soprano Kishna Davis, a Columbia, Md., native, and tenor Francisco Casanova of the Dominican Republic.

Truman Bullard, professor of music and chairman of the music department of Dickinson College, will give a lecture before the concert at 7 p.m.

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Tickets are $22 for adults and $8 for students. Single tickets may be purchased at Frederick County Tourism Council, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, or at the school auditorium tonight. For information, call 1-301-695-2633, code 6358.

World Community Day is today

"The World Within Our Neighborhoods" is the topic for the 1998 World Community Day, an annual national worship service of Church Women United to be observed at noon today at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, corner of Howard Street and Summit Avenue in Hagerstown. The event is sponsored by Church Women United of Washington County.

Cost of the luncheon is $4.

Those attending the service are invited to bring an object sacred to them to place on the altar as a symbol of their spiritual journey. The object can represent loss or brokenness, hope or faith, and may be an important memento or a simple symbol such as a rock. Participants will be invited to share the stories of their objects, either from the altar or with a neighbor in the congregation.

An offering will be received to help support the women's ecumenical ministries of Church Women United for peace and justice, including its commitments to advancing the social and economic power of women.

The service is being coordinated by Edwina Brandon.

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