Sept 6, 2007
“Seasons of Life, Seasons of Love” a Faculty Voice Recital at Webster University
“Seasons of Life, Seasons of Love,” a faculty voice recital presented by two members of Webster University’s adjunct music faculty. The recital will feature pieces for solo voice (soprano) with piano accompaniment. Victoria Carmichael, soprano, and Nancy Mayo, piano, will perform art songs, sacred songs and operatic arias of the 20th Century by various composers including Daniel Pinkham, Richard Strauss, Gian Carlo Menotti, Arnold Schönberg Joseph Canteloube, John Ireland, John Duke, Dominick Argento, Gerald Finzi, and Carlisle Floyd. Much of the recital is in English, but also some German as well as some pieces in the “Auvergne” dialect (France).
Ms. Carmichael has performed with regional opera companies and is a recipient of the Artist Presentation Society Auditions awards for the 2007-2008 season. An acclaimed pianist, Ms Mayo is a rehearsal and orchestral pianist for the Union Avenue Opera and performs as an extra with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 4 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$5 per person, $3 for seniors, and free to all students with ID
Victoria Carmichael has appeared with regional companies Union Avenue Opera and The Muddy River Opera Company. Her roles have included Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief and Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium, two Menotti favorites; Phoebe in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard; La Zelatrice in Puccini’s Suor Angelica; First Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; and other ensemble and supporting roles as well as a stage direction credit for Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.
Ms. Carmichael sang with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for five seasons where her credits include: solo and small ensembles in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, solo and small ensembles for outreach performances, and the role of Ida in the St. Louis Symphony’s Millennium Gala performance of Die Fledermaus.
Nancy Mayo, adjunct professor of accompanying at Webster University, is a solo and collaborative pianist. She has been a prize-winner in solo competitions, including the South Carolina Music Teachers Association (SCMTA), Music Teachers Southern Region Association, the Clara Wells Competition in Pittsburgh, and the Columbia (S.C.) Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, which included a performance with the Columbia Philharmonic. After graduating summa cum laude with a BA and MA in piano performance from Bob Jones University, she worked as a repetiteur at the Columbia (S.C.) Lyric Opera and Hamburgische Staatsoper (Germany), and also served as ballet and orchestral pianist at the Staatsoper and Hamburgische Philharmonic. Mrs. Mayo has taught at Newberry College, Columbia College, and Columbia International University. In St. Louis, she served from 2001-2006 as pianist for the Saint Louis Women’s Chorale. Currently she is a rehearsal & orchestral pianist for Union Avenue Opera, a vocal coach in the Opera Theatre of St. Louis AIT program and music director at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. She also maintains a private piano studio and performs as an extra with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.