April 10th, 2012

From Chorister Mary: Dear NOVA Chorus members,

Dr. Mark Whitmire has invited guest artists to perform at NOVA on Friday, April 27.  Dr. Karen Murphy of Mississippi State University will be conducting a master class whose participants include members of our chorus.  The master class is scheduled for 4:00 pm, while at 7:30 pm a voice recital will be given by Jonathan Price, a tenor originally from Virginia who is completing work for his masters from the New England Conservatory.  The master class and the recital are open to everyone, and you are encouraged to come and bring your friends.  We will want to cheer on our chorus mates, learn from the master class, and enjoy a performance by an up and coming young tenor who has already performed with regional and international opera houses.

(Jonathan’s surname may ring a bell.  Two years ago, about half the women in the chorus participated in a doctoral study by Kathy Kessler Price, a former professor at NOVA, on the topic of women’s vocal issues.  Last February Kathy presented the results of her study at NOVA, and shortly after received her doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy from Kansas State University.  Jonathan is Kathy’s son.  Dr. Price now teaches at Mississippi State University and is a colleague of Dr. Murphy.)

We will have a reception for our guest artists immediately following Jonathan Price’s recital.  Carol Pellenberg, Pat Connors, and Mary Yee are coordinating the reception which will feature “finger foods”.   This message is a call for donations.  Below is a list (.pdf) of suggested food, drinks, and serving items.

Would you like to contribute to the reception? More information (.pdf)


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