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Malone University benefit concert will feature recent Tuesday Musical Statewide Award–winner for Voice, Laurel Weir

March 26, 2013 | Release # 6581

WeirMalone University will present "Invitation to Travel" – a benefit concert featuring Laurel Weir, soprano, and Marco Miglietta, tenor, Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St Paul Episcopal Church, located at 425 Cleveland Ave SW in Canton. The program – also featuring Diane Fedorka, pianist; Hannah Miller, mezzo soprano; Laura Haynam, soprano; S. C. Toe, Malone Opera Theatre chorus master; and directed by Chamber Choir director, David Donelson, Ed – is free and open to the public. Cash and check donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will benefit Miss Weir's study abroad opportunity through the University of Miami Frost School of Music in Salzburg, Austria. An encore performance will take place Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 pm., with St. Paul Episcopal Church serving as the venue for Weir's senior recital. Mr. Miglietta will be making the trip from Italy to sing with Weir at both performances.

Weir is the 2013 statewide winner of the Tuesday Musical Club's Adren J. Yockley Scholarship for voice.

This unique program features German art songs by great composer, Richard Strauss, French chausons by Duparc, Berlioz and Debussy, as well as arias and scenes from some of the most beloved operas and operatic composers of the past 200 years, such as Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Puccini's La Boheme, Verdi's La Traviata and many more. At the center of the program are sacred works that represent God's presence at the center of any journey. This set includes compositions by Mozart, Albert Hay Malotte and Malone University's Jesse Ayers, D.M.A. This recital is unique, in that the progression of pieces moves the audience from the darkness of uncertainly to the joyful celebration that exists because of faith.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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