Congratulations are in order for alto Anya Trudeau, who in her first semester on campus, successfully auditioned for and was placed in University of Maryland's top choral ensemble, the UMD Chamber Singers, joining other Lux members John-Paul Teti and Collin Power. The UMD Chamber Singers have achieved international renown with acclaimed performances of the most challenging repertoire ranging from the 16th through the 21st centuries. In addition to regularly singing under founding director Edward Maclary, the Chamber Singers work with internationally renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Helmuth Rilling, Rinaldo Alessandrini, and Iván Fischer. Congrats, Anya!
Baritone Collin Power is very excited to be singing the role of Boaz in César Franck's oratorio, Ruth. On September 15, Collin will perform, along with some other fantastic musicians, at Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City, MD. Inspired by the themes and events of the biblical story, profits from this event will be donated to the International Rescue Committee to support their humanitarian efforts with refugees. In lieu of tickets there is a $15 suggested donation. For more information, click the button below!
Congratulations to Amanda Densmoor who just has not stopped performing this summer! (You'd think she likes it or something...) Earlier today, Amanda performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Sykesville, MD! Enjoy some pictures from the event below.
While we have had to say quite a few goodbyes this past week, we are ecstatic to welcome back soprano Eby Buscher from Urbania, Italy! As an artist in the Si Parla, Si Canta summer program, she took intensive Italian classes, studied Italian art song with elite vocal coaches, and performed opera scenes in recitals across Italy. We're excited for Eby to join us for the July portion of our season: she'll be singing with us on our recording project this month, and you can see her in our July 22 concert! Enjoy pictures below of her time in Italy.
Last weekend, we continued our goodbyes by watching as Hannah left town from her administrative internship at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. She enjoyed her time in the Nation's capital thoroughly, and hopes to come back in the near future. While she goes back to her home in New Jersey now, we can't wait to see her again for our concert in Gettysburg. Below you'll find a slideshow of a few pictures from her internship. Thanks for a wonderful season, and see you soon, Hannah!
Congratulations to Anthony Jones, who is leaving today for his summer program in Novafeltria, Italy. He'll be spending the majority of the summer studying and performing in this year's La Musica Lirica opera program. In Italy, he'll be performing the roles of Normanno in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and the Secondo Commissioner from an Italian production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. He's very eager to take this step forward as an artist.
Just a few days ago, soprano Eby Buscher got on a plane to return to Italy for her summer program, Si Parla, Si Canta. While in Italy, she'll be taking intensive Italian classes, performing opera scenes in recitals across Italy, and studying Italian art song with elite vocal coaches. Eby will be joining us for the July portion of our season, when Amanda Densmoor leaves for her program. Congrats and have fun, Eby!