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      December 16, 2018

      Sunday   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Lincoln and 7th
      Carmel, California 93923

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      Hartnell Community Choir Concert

      The Hartnell Community Choir will present their winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel.

      The choir, conducted by Robin McKee Williams, will perform Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Salve Regina by Arvo Pärt, Let Peace Then Still the Strife by Mack Wilberg and Alway Something Sings by Dan Forrest. Dona Nobis Pacem will be the main choral and orchestral work. David Dally’s Monterey Strings Orchestra will accompany the choir and soloists. Pamela Scholz, harp, Greg Bullock, timpani, and Kevin Jordan, trumpet, will also be featured instrumentalists.

      This past June, members of the Hartnell Community Choir sang Dona Nobis Pacem at the Ely Cathedral in Cambridge, England, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Cleobury from Kings College, Cambridge. The event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I. The Ely Cathedral is considered one of the medieval wonders of the world because of its spectacular architecture and acoustics. The Hartnell Community Choir was thrilled to be able to participate in this international event.

      The December 16th program will open with two opera arias by Verdi. Anna Yelizarova, a mezzo-soprano from San Francisco will sing O don fatal from Don Carl and Heather Green, a dramatic soprano from New York, will sing Ancho’io didchisuso in giorna from Nabucco. Mezzo-soprano Veronica Jensen and baritone Krassen Karagiozov, both from San Francisco, will then sing Dunque io son, a duet from Barber of Seville by Rossini. The opera arias will be accompanied by pianist Bruce Olstad, who serves as chorus master for West Bay Opera, Livermore Opera and San Francisco Opera.

      Cora Frantz from Baltimore, Maryland, returns to the Hartnell Community Choir to sing the soprano solo in Alway Something Sings by Dan Forrest. The Monterey Strings Orchestra will accompany Ms. Frantz and the choir. George Peterson from Monterey will next be featured as the celeste player in the choir and orchestra’s performance of Salve Regina by Arvo Pärt. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem will follow, featuring baritone Kiril Havezov from San Francisco and soprano Jody Lee from Monterey. The final piece will be Mack Wilberg’s Let Peace Then Still the Strife, a thrilling number featuring Greg Bullock on timpani and Kevin Jordan on trumpet.

      Returning soloists and choral members include baritone Kiril Havezov, a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. He has performed regularly with the largest opera companies of Bulgaria, China, New Opera NYC and West Bay Opera of Palo Alto.

      Mezzo-soprano Anna Yelizarova, originally from Moscow, Russia, has performed over 25 opera roles nationally and internationally including with the New York Lyric Opera Theater, Intermezzo Opera Festival and San Jose Opera.

      Heather Green, a dramatic soprano from New York City, will join the Hartnell Community Choir for her first time. She is equally comfortable in operatic roles as well as premiering new works of contemporary composers in New York City and Nepal. She has a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute of New York.

      Krassen Karagiozov, also a native of Bulgaria, has recently returned from singing in Europe. He sang this summer at Teatro Gegio Di Parma in the role of Macbeth. He has been the Principal Resident Artist at Opera San Jose, as well as singing internationally.

      Veronica Jenson, mezzo-soprano, continues to receive rave reviews for her compelling and versatile singing in West Bay Opera. She recently competed in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.

      Cora Frantz graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in voice. She continues her singing career in opera and oratorio as she finishes her doctoral work as a physician’s assistant in Baltimore, Maryland.

      Jody Lee comes from the rich choral and singing traditions of Canada. She is also a soloist for I Cantori of Monterey and Silicon Valley Singers in San Jose.

      The Monterey Strings Orchestra is led by violinist David Dally and includes Laura Burian, violin, Arlyn Knapic, viola, Margie Dally, cello, and Plamen Veilkov, double bass.

      There is a suggested donation of $25. Tickets will be available at the door.

      For more information, call 831-649-0992.

      Categories: Performing Arts

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