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B.C.'s Ben Heppner to perform in Abbotsford

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B.C.'s Ben Heppner will perform at the Valley Concert Society's 3oth anniverary celebratory concert in May.
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B.C. tenor Ben Heppner is set to perform at the Abbotsford Art Centre at 7:30 p.m. on May 27 as a part of the Valley Concert Society's 30th anniversary celebratory concert.

Ben Heppner is recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner's Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi's Otello and Berlioz' Aeneas.

He is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world's leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire.

Mr. Heppner studied music at the University of British Columbia. He first gained national attention in 1979 as the winner of the Canadian Broadcasting Company Talent Festival.

In December 1998, CBC television's Something Special featured Ben Heppner in an hour-long portrait of the artist. He is a 1988 winner of the Metropolitan Opera auditions and is both a Grammy Award winner and a Juno Award recipient. In 2002, Mr. Heppner was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Tickets for the concert are $50 and are available at The Reach, King's Music, House of James, online at www.valleyconcertsociety.com or phone 604-859-5192.

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