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Hamilton College and Community Oratorio Society to Perform

Contact Michelle Reiser-Memmer 315-859-4331
Posted May 3, 2010
Tags Choir Music Performing Arts
The Hamilton College Department of Music presents the Hamilton College and Community Oratorio Society with the Hamilton College Choir on Tuesday, May 4, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall in the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

The ensemble, under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb, will perform the choral finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Anton Bruckner’s Te Deum, and Brahms’ Gesang der Parzen. Featured soloists are Tim LeFebvre, baritone; Janet Brown, soprano; Hilerie Klein Rensi, mezzo-soprano; and Todd Greer, tenor.

Timothy LeFebvre is a frequent performer with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y. He has appeared in opera engagements with several regional companies, including Indianapolis Opera, and the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. An adjunct lecturer in voice at Binghamton University, he has received the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, an Opera Fellowship at Binghamton University, and was a semi-finalist in the Baltimore Opera Vocal Competition.

Soprano Janet Brown has been praised by critics for her warm, clear voice and direct expression. Brown received her undergraduate musical training at Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. She did her graduate work at Boston Conservatory and Syracuse University.  Brown currently serves as academic coordinator and instructor in voice at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. She also teaches voice at Hamilton.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., tenor Todd Geer holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Binghamton University. He was a recipient of the Richard F. Gold career grant from the Shoshana Foundation and was a prizewinner in the 1999 MacAllister Competition.

As an accomplished concert artist and recitalist, mezzo-soprano Hilerie Klein Rensi is the three-time winner of The Tri-Cities Opera Guild Scholarship. She received a master's of music in operatic performance with Tri- Cities Opera and Binghamton University and completed her bachelor’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Tickets for this performance are $8 general admission and $5 for senior citizens and students. Hamilton College students are admitted free. All seating is general admission. For more information or tickets, call the box office at (315) 859-4331, or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.

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