Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 17, patrons may make ticket reservations for the 22nd annual Northern Oklahoma College Gala. Reservations will not be accepted through voicemail or email and cannot be made before April 17.

The Gala is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at NOC Tonkawa, 1220 East Grand Avenue. General admission tickets are $20 each, nonrefundable, and tickets for children under five years old are discouraged.

To purchase tickets via credit card, patrons may call the Office of Development and Community Relations located in the Vineyard Library-Administration Building at 580.628.6214. Northern accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Tickets may be purchased in person by credit card, cash or check at the Office of Development and Community Relations. Tickets not picked up in advance at that office will be held in the foyer of the Kinzer Performing Arts Center for pickup between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. the evening of the performance. The box office will be open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. should tickets still be available for purchase.

Internationally noted conductor Gerald Steichen will direct the Gala in a program of light opera and Broadway show tunes featuring the multi-talented Daniel Neer, tenor. Joining him will be NOC music faculty Dineo Heilmann, Chad Anderson, Shannon Bradford, Edward Dixon, Brandon Haynes and Dr. Abigail Mace; the NOC College Choir; and the Gala Chamber Orchestra, comprising members of area symphony orchestras, including Oklahoma City and Wichita.

Patrons who would like to contribute to the Annual Gala Concert may contact Sheri Snyder, executive director of the Northern Oklahoma College Foundation, Inc., at 580.628.6292, contribute on the NOC Foundation website at www.noc.edu/development1 or make a contribution at the Gala. Contributions are tax deductible.