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Jeff McCune: Y2K Black Death Oratorio (opera, Edmonton Fringe)

August 25, 2018 @ 7:15 pm MDT

Jeff McCune: Y2K Black Death Oratorio (opera, Edmonton Fringe)

Pop Goes The Opera !

AT  Edmonton’s  Fringe  –  August 16 – 26, see Performance Dates and Times below.

Venue # 16, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Sanctuary, 101 St. & 84 Ave.

  Pop Goes The Opera !  brings to Edmonton’s Fringe Festival Y2K Black Death Oratorio , an operatic comedy by Michael Cavanagh (librettist) and Jeff McCune (composer), last performed by Edmonton Opera at the 2000 Edmonton Centennial Fringe.

Tickets are available from 8 August, in person at ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330-84 Avenue and Tix-on-the-Square, on-line or by phone from https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca or 780.409.1910.  Tickets bought on-line or by phone must be picked up at one of the official Fringe box offices.  The nearest one to Holy Trinity is at Strathcona Community League, 2 blocks North and 1 block West of Holy Trinity.

Bar refreshments are available under the white tent, before and after the show.

Performance Dates and Times

 Opening:   August 16 – 8:00 pm

   August 18 – 5.15 pm

  August 19 – 2.00 pm

 August 21 – 8.30 pm

 August 23 – 8.15 pm

 August 25 – 7.15 pm

 August 26 – 6.15 pm

Please come early.   Fringe does not allow late admissions.


A parish church is celebrating the return of its local son, Arnold, now a world-famous (but eccentric) composer.  The choir is preparing his most recent piece for the service on the first Sunday (Epiphany) of the new 21st Century, when Arnold shows up at the rehearsal.   The choir proudly presents his piece, The Y2K Black Death Oratorio.  But a ‘debate’, on how the piece should be presented, now rages between Arnold, Lillian (the choir director) and the two choir section leads.

It’s anyone’s guess exactly what will end up being presented at this special Sunday morning service.

But you’ll find out in just 62 minutes !

Music Director:  Dr. Sara Brooks

Director:     Joyanne Rudiak

Repetiteur:  Spencer Kryzanowski


Arnold RJ Chambers

Lillian – Nansee Hughes

Martha Jane – Mairi-Irene McCormack

Keith – Dan Rowley

Elmer – Hans Forbrich

Minister – Gareth Bergstrom

Russell – Spencer Kryzanowski

Muse – Lydia-Ann Levesque

AND: Stephanie Bent, Rachel Berg, Molly Danko, Julia Grigaitis, Rachel Haverkamp, Jill Hoogewoonink, Carrie-Ann Hubbard, Robert Klakowich, Mike Otto, Heather Tjeerdsma


August 25, 2018
7:15 pm


Pop Goes the Opera!


Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6 Canada
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