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Three Hermits come out of hiding for one night only
Piedmont College students perform one-act opera in chapel in Demorest
Members of the Piedmont Opera Workshop class include, from left, music instructor Benji Stegner, assistant professor of music Dr. Jonathan Pilkington, Ben Rikeman, Chance Passmore, Megan Holder, Zachary Turner, Leah Mooney, Mitchell Auger, Jacob McVey, Alex Thomlinson, Antonio Atoa, Amin Abraham-Quiles, Kayleigh Banks, Albert Gerring and Haven Clippinger.

The Piedmont College Opera Workshop will present the one-act opera, “The Three Hermits,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, in the chapel.

Admission is free to the play in the chapel at 992 Central Ave. on the Piedmont campus in Demorest.

“The Three Hermits” is based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy. In the opera, a bishop, his mother, two nuns and a chorus of pilgrims sail across the White Sea in Russia, where they encounter three hermits on a remote island. The bishop spends a day attempting to teach the hermits how to pray, but in the end, the bishop and pilgrims are blessed by their encounter with the hermits.

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