Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 06 2005

Eleganza to Perform at Concord Thursday, October 27

Athens, W.Va. – Eleganza will perform Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 8 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Studio Theatre located in the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

Eleganza features the musical voices of Rhiannon Giddens and Cheryse McLeod. These two women have been performing together since 2003 and specialize in vocal duet performances. They perform all musical genres: opera, art song, spirituals, jazz, and music theatre.

Giddens, who sings soprano, graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and pursued graduate studies both at Oberlin and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has worked with conductors such as Ward Holmquist, artistic director of Lyric Opera Kansas City; Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and David Bamberger, general director of the Cleveland Opera.

McLeod, who sings mezzo-soprano, was praised for her “stunning vocal power” in the title role of Carmer Asheville Lyric Opera. She has also had roles in “Hansel and Gretel” (Connecticut Opera), “Die Fledermaus” (Greensboro Opera), “The Magic Flute” (Houston Ebony Opera), and “The Tempest” (Long Leaf Opera). McLeod has appeared as a soloist with the North Carolina Symphony and the New Britain Symphony.

Adult admission is $5., senior citizen admission is $4., and non-Concord student admission is $2.00.

For more information on this or other events taking place in the Alexander Fine Arts Center, contact the box office at 1-304-384-5101 or by e-mail at boxoffice@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Karlee Edmonds, a student in Concord University’s communication arts department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Harrison, New York.

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