As you may know, I’ve been a part of North Carolina State University’s State Chorale for seven semesters now. In that time I’ve had the privilege of presenting some fantastic music with a very talented group of singers.
This semester, on 1 November 2011 at 7:00pm in Stewart Theater (NCSU Campus) we will be joining our fellow NCSU choirs – the Singing Statesmen and Vox Accalia – as a mass choir of nearly one hundred voices with the Raleigh Civic Symphony to present Felix Mendelssohn’s Psalm 115 and John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill”.
Today I am pleased to announce that I have been honored with the baritone solo in the Mendelssohn piece, meaning it’s just the orchestra and I through the entire third movement. We can always use a boost to our egos, right? Needless to say, I’m very humbled by my selection. Unfortunately, with the addition of the “The Masque of the Red Death”, this means I have 12 significant solo roles over the course of just three weeks! Yes, I’m frightened.
This is going to be a great concert, so if you’re in the area the evening of 1 November, stop by and say “hello”!