AN AIR OF SPRING: Friday, May 13
Dr. Heather Mitchell directed a gorgeous program that drew a standing ovation. Selections included Italian art songs, English songs of love and loss, and three powerful African-American spirituals with Mezzo soloist, Melissa Hicks. Chorus pianist extraordinaire, Stefanie Watson, performed “April,” from Three Sketches for Piano, No. 1 by Frank Bridge.
Alexis Peart, winner of the 2016 Hopewell Valley Chorus Scholarship, performed her audition piece, “June,” by British composer Roger Quilter, and Emily Nyby, recognized by the audition committee with a special honorable mention, presented a pre-concert performance of her original songs.