Opera & Rock Night with Jake Lewis and Opera Lancaster!
A unique evening of opera, rock, and rock opera!
January 23, 2015 · 8:00pm
A special evening featuring Jake Lewis & The Clergy and Opera Lancaster, featuring what they do best, combined!
The evening kicks off with a set by Opera Lancaster, followed by a set from Jake Lewis & The Clergy. Then the evening wraps up as the band and the opera join together for a final set of surprises!
Jake Lewis & the Clergy
Jake Lewis & the Clergy are an indie rock band from Lancaster, PA. Formed in 2013, after front man Jake Lewis had clocked a few years as a solo performer, WXPN has called the collaboration “a Philly local band to watch” and “a wonderful example of the talented artists that deserve to be heard.”
“After Loudon [Wainwright III] I headed over to the Lizard Lounge at the Chameleon Club to check out Jake Lewis and the Clergy, a band that was just nominated for a Tri State Indie award. I never saw them live before and they blew me away. Their music is memorizing and the harmonies are beautifully written. It was a very small intimate performance and I’m happy that I got to see them up close and personal, because it’s only a matter of time before this band takes off.” – Tri State Indie
“As a kid growing up in Gettysburg, Jake Lewis was surrounded by history— and family. Adopted at birth, he was one of eight adopted children growing up together on their Adams County farm. Now the folk-indie musician has found that family, history, and place inform his craft, from the exploration of personal history in his songwriting to the recording of his latest album, Gossip, in a Prohibition-era cabin in Lititz. Lewis’ sound has also grown, from the quiet acoustic sets he did as a solo musician to the more raucous shows he plays now with The Clergy.” – Fig Magazine
Founded in 1952 as Lancaster Opera Workshop, Opera Lancaster has produced over 140 opera and musical-drama productions in the Lancaster community. It is one of the only companies in Pennsylvania – outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh – to present fully staged opera productions.
Opera Lancaster is made up of a professional staff, volunteers and performers from the educational, business, and performing arts communities.
Our singers are local and national. OperaLancaster provides development and career advancement opportunities for local and regional artists who want to maintain and hone their skills. We perform in locations all around Central PA in theaters, ‘found spaces’ and in schools. Two singers, John Darrenkamp and Robert Brubaker, performed with OperaLancaster and went on to have international singing careers with the Metropolitan Opera and other major companies.