>Greenville Federal Sponsors Handel’s Messiah and other DCCA programs

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Julie Strait of DCCA accepts check from Jeff Kniese,
President and CEO of Greenville Federal

Greenville Federal has donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts, sponsoring Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’s presentation of the most beloved oratorio of all time, Handel’s Messiah. Greenville Federal also supports DCCA’s Family Theatre Series and Arts in Education programs which benefit Darke County youth and their families. When asked what inspires Greenville Federal to so enthusiastically support the Arts in our community, Jeff Kniese replied “Greenville Federal is proud to be a major sponsor of Darke County Center for the Arts. We feel it is critically important to the vibrancy of our community to have strong cultural programs and we are happy to support all of the DCCA events. DCCA is a true asset to all of Darke County and all of the teammates at Greenville Federal look forward to many years of continued support,” he concluded.

Handel’s Messiah will be presented in its entirety on December 11, 7:00 om at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. DCCA representatives ask folks to take note of the early start time due to the length of the program. Dayton Philharmonic’s 25 member orchestra and 50 member chorus will fill the stage at St. Clair Memorial Hall, and permeate the auditorium with the beautiful sounds of the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students, and may be purchased at the door or ordered in advance by contacting DCCA at (937) 547-0908 or DCCA@CenterForArts.net.

Frederick, Swimmy, and Inch By Inch is the next performance in DCCA’s Family Theatre Series this season. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will share their delightful and creative interpretation of Leo Lionni’s beloved books at St. Clair Memorial Hall on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased one month prior to the show at Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville and at Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, or contact DCCA now at 547-0908 or DCCA@CenterForArts.net. Family Theatre Series productions are selected for the young and young at heart. Ticket prices are intentionally kept as low as possible in order to enable families to introduce their children to the wonder and delight of live performances.

DCCA strives to expand horizons and inspire creativity in young hearts and minds through Arts In Education where professional performing artists are presented annually to every grade of all Darke County public schools. Coming up next in this year’s program is concert pianist Alpin Hong performing for Jr. High School students who will be bussed to St. Clair Memorial Hall on February 3 & 4 of 2011. Students will be inspired as Hong teaches them to recognize the classical roots of music in today’s movies, video games, and in their everyday lives. According to Julie Strait, these programs are made possibly through the generous support of Greenville Federal and other sponsors.

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