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A Night at the Opera

There’s Lincoln Center...and there’s the Edwards Room. Enjoy some of opera’s best-loved arias on this shimmering Saturday night, when soloists from The Chancel Choir perform some of their favorite comic and tragic selections spanning the centuries. Dr. Sándor Szabó, serves as accompanist. Reception follows; free admission.

Our soloists include:

Nani Fueting, mezzo-soprano

Laura Green, soprano, our Children’s Choir Director, hails from North Carolina and is active in the professional choral and solo scene in New York City. Recent credits include the Bard Music Festival, Musica Sacra with Kent Tritle and the late Dick Westenberg, and the American premiere Der Ferne Klang by Franz Schreker. In Bronxville, she has sung the role of Mary in Dave Brubeck’s Fiesta de la Posada, and soprano solos for Mendelssohn’s On the Wings of a Dove, and our first annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-In.  She is also founder and Artistic Director of the Yuletide Singers who provide quartet music for events in the area.

Christopher Lucier, tenor, is in increasing demand as an operatic and concert artist. He was hailed as “commanding” as the tenor soloist for the Verdi Requiem with the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra; has presented concerts through Iowa as a Simon Estes Young Artist and won the 2012 Amici Vocal Competition - professional division in Clinton, CT. Chris earned a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011, and Bachelors degree from Boston University.  

Jenny Ribeiro, soprano, described as “capable...spicy...and saucy,” has created opera and musical theater roles on both coasts and works with living composers continually. After graduating from Central Washington University, Jenny continued her vocal training with Marni Nixon, Diana Soviero and, currently, Olga Makarina. Equally at home on the concert stage, Jenny premiered two 15-Minutes-of-Fame for Vox Novus and has performed with such groups as West Fourth New Music Collective, Composers Play Composers and the New York Virtuoso Singers. Jenny currently lives in Yonkers with her husband, tenor Brian Ribeiro.

Kyle Oliver, baritone,  is a recent graduate from the Resident Artist program with the Pittsburgh Opera. His awards include the Grand Prize in the Bel Canto Foundation Competition and a career grant from the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Music from The Juilliard School.

Earlier Event: May 1
Friday Lectio Divina
Later Event: May 3
8:30am Worship