Nationally celebrated artists raise their voices for concert to aid Siteman Cancer Center research

Music lovers can enjoy the voices of world-class artists on June 10 while supporting cancer research. The fourth annual “Sing for Siteman” will feature nine vocal artists from around the world who will unite for one performance for the cause.

The concert will be from 7:30-9 p.m. at Whitaker Hall on Washington University’s Danforth Campus and will include a variety of musical genres, including Broadway, opera, spiritual and cabaret. An informal wine and dessert reception will follow, allowing guests to mingle with the performers.

Tickets are $100 for preferred seating and $50 for open seating. Space is limited; reserve your seat early by calling the Opera Theatre’s box office at 314-961-0644, or by visiting www.opera-stl.org/SingForSiteman.

“Sing for Siteman” is the creation of internationally renowned concert pianist Carol Wong in honor of her mother and late father, both of whom battled cancer. Kim Eberlein and Janice Linehan are co-chairs of the event, and Stephen Lord is the host.

Artists appearing in “Sing for Siteman” regularly perform around the globe, with many appearing on such renowned stages as The Metropolitan Opera, the English National Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. They will be in residence in St. Louis, singing in principal roles in “The Pirates of Penzance,” a double-bill of “Il tabarro” and “Pagliacci,” the world premiere of “Champion,” and “The Kiss” in the Wells Fargo Advisors 2013 Festival Season at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. “Sing for Siteman” performers will include: Mabel Dorn Reeder Prize-winner Aubrey Allicock, who will create the role of Young Emile in the world premiere of Champion; Corinne Winters; Deanna Breiwick; Hugh Russell; Thomas Hammons; Emily Pulley; Matthew Burns; Meredith Arwady; and Matthew Plenk.

“The lives of many of these young artists have been touched by cancer, either personally or through close family and friends, and they want to do something positive, using their unique gift, to make a difference,” says Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. “We are extremely grateful both to the artists for donating their time and to the volunteers for ensuring that this will be a moving and meaningful evening of music.”

The artists are dedicating their time and talents to aid Siteman’s Discovery Fund, which provides critical support for promising new cancer therapies and treatments.

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