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Barrington Lyric hosts annual gala benefit

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Submitted by the Barrington Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Barrington Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago is hosting its annual event to support Lyric Opera of Chicago's Educational Outreach Initiatives at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

Dede Wamburg has offered her 70-acre "Hidden Ponds" estate in Barrington Hills to be the spectacular setting for this event.

International bass-baritone Benjamin LeClair will entertain members and guests with famous opera arias and Broadway show tunes. Accompanying him will be concert pianist Paul Dykstra.

Immediately following will be the chapter's wine and hors d'oeuvres buffet.

For information, call Margit Vogel, (847) 304-0422.

Tickets are $100 for chapter members; $125 for guests. Send your check, with your name and phone number, by Sept. 10 to Margit Vogel, 260-A Timber Ridge Lane, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.