TONKAWA – Tickets for the 24th Annual NOC Gala go on sale Tuesday, April 2, at 9 a.m. The Gala is set for Sunday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at NOC Tonkawa, 1220 East Grand Ave.
Internationally noted conductor and Tonkawa native Gerald Steichen will direct the Gala in a program of light opera and Broadway show tunes featuring Soprano Jasmine Habersham and Cellist Nancy Ives. Joining Steichen, Habersham and Ives will be NOC music faculty Edward Dixon, Dineo Heilmann, Chad Anderson, Shannon Varner, Brandon Hayes, the NOC College Choir and the Gala Chamber Orchestra, comprising members of area symphony orchestras.
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. Tickets not picked up in advance will be held in the foyer of the Kinzer Performing Arts Center for pickup from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. the evening of the performance. The box office will be open from 6-7:30 p.m. should tickets still be available for purchase.
The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. the night of the show. Reservations will not be accepted through voicemail or email and cannot be made before April 2. Patrons who would like to contribute to the Annual Gala Concert may contact Sheri Snyder, executive director of the NOC Foundation, Inc., at 580-628-6292, contribute on the NOC Foundation website at www.noc.edu/development1 or make a contribution at the Gala.