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Watch Rufus Wainwright perform with the Philly POPS and support the LGBTQ community

The performance and reception support with William Way LGBT Community Center.

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From the Philly POPS:

The Philly POPS will perform a one-night-only concert with the internationally-acclaimed artist Rufus Wainwright. The Philly POPS Presents Rufus Wainwright will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at the Kimmel Center.

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will perform “Hallelujah” on stage with Wainwright, as well as music themed to support the concert prior to the show on the Kimmel Center’s Plaza Stage. The POPS will also host a post-concert dessert reception in support of William Way LGBT Community Center.

Wainwright – the vocalist, composer, and songwriter considered one of the greatest of his generation – will join the POPS orchestra on the Verizon Hall stage, under the baton of Music Director Michael Krajewski. Wainwright has said there’s “no better instrument than an orchestra to help illustrate” his music. The 65-piece orchestra will accompany Wainwright through his unique repertoire of pop, art-rock, classical, and opera – “genuine originality” as proclaimed by The New York Times.

“Rufus Wainwright is an unbelievable talent,” said Frank Giordano, President and CEO, of The Philly POPS. “He has a great following in Philadelphia and we’re honored to perform with him.”

Following the concert, the POPS will host a fundraising dessert reception at William Way LGBT Community Center, just a block away from the Kimmel Center, featuring another performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus. Wainwright is expected to attend the reception. VIP Packages will include the best available seating for the concert and inclusion at the reception. Proceeds from the reception will benefit William Way, a community center that encourages, supports and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming.

Tickets: $35 – $146. VIP Packages: $500.

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