Spring Chorale ConcertSpring Chorale Concerthttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/62572Roberts Marshall Auditorium2009-04-19T15:00:002009-04-19T17:00:00
April 19, 3:00PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
The Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chorale will perform Mendelssohn's "Elijah" in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium.
Three outstanding scholar/athlete/musicians will be featured along with ten other bi-co students soloists in the upcoming performance of Mendelssohn's crowning masterpiece Elijah on Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 in Marshall Auditorium by the Haverford / Bryn Mawr Chorale under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Thomas Lloyd. The performance will include a total of 200 singers from the Chorale, the Chamber Singers, and special guests, the Bryn Mawr Girls Choirs at the Church of the Redeemer, directed by Huw Williams. The orchestra of 48 will be made up of leading students from the Haverford/Bryn Mawr Orchestra alongside students from the Temple and Curtis conservatories.
All three singer-athletes are students of private study voice teacher Suzanne DuPlantis. Soprano Jacquelyn Freund is a Haverford junior who will be singing the celebrated aria, "Hear Ye, Israel," originally written for the renown soprano Jenny Lind. Freund is not only a top biology major under advisor Prof. Jenni Punt, but holds the current Haverford shot-put record for the women's track team.
Brian Pepe-Mooney is a junior who is one of the four baritones sharing the role of Elijah (along with Conor Weiss '10, Sam Rabinowitz '09, and John Washington '10). Pepe-Mooney is not only a Beckman scholar chemistry major (advised by Prof. Rob Fairman), but a leading player on the soccer team, recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) /Adidas College Men’s Scholar All-East Region team.
Haverford freshman Katherine Comey, singing the major alto arias "Woe unto them who forsake Him" and "O Rest in the Lord" is a leading player on Haverford’s women's volleyball team.
Chorale director Thomas Lloyd explained, “We often have students who ask if they can do both sports and music at Haverford. Though the scheduling can require some give-and-take with our colleagues in Athletics, we can usually make that happen. There are always a good number of student-athletes singing in the Chorale, and the Chamber Singers frequently have a tenor or bass on the cricket team, and currently have a student, sophomore Amanda Levinson, on the fencing team. But this year is unusual for having three students who perform on such a high level as both singers and athletes, and manage to do that while performing at a high level academically as well.”
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