graduate and New York Metropolitan Opera star Gregory
Turay will be among the 50-plus performers in this
year's show, along with his wife, Courtney, and his
brother, Michael Turay, another voice student of music
Professor Everett McCorvey.
20, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
One of the most popular annual musical events conducted
at the University of Kentucky - It's a Grand Night
for Singing - will celebrate its 10th anniversary
this year with performances at 8 p.m. June 7 and 8
and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on June 9.
and New York Metropolitan Opera star Gregory Turay
will be among the 50-plus performers in this year's
show, along with his wife, Courtney, and his brother,
Michael Turay, another voice student of music Professor
who directs UK's renowned opera program, was the musical
director for the first Grand Night in 1993 which had
21 singers. He continues to work and perform in the
show. Stage director is theater Professor James W.
will feature songs from such theater productions or
movies as "42nd Street," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Jesus
Christ Superstar," "The Sound of Music," "South Pacific,"
"Jekyll and Hyde," "The Wizard of Oz," and the movie
hit "O Brother, Where Art Thou," which featured traditional
genre such as Bluegrass and gospel music.
to Gregory Turay, other singers who were in the original
Grand Night and who will be singing in this year's
production are Victoria Guy and Ervy Whitaker, who
works in the UK Chandler Medical Center.
will sing "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New
York" from the George Gershwin Broadway hit "Porgy
to Grand Night are $18 for general admission, $12
for students and $10 for children under age 12 and
are available from the ticket office at the Singletary
Center for the Arts, (859) 257-4929.
tickets at $50 each are available for the June 8 performance.
These tickets include preferred seating, reserved
parking and a post-performance reception with members
of the cast.