Monday, May 16, 2011

"Vintage Voices" Concert Tuesday evening!

The Friends of the Library will host a musical concert by the trio Vintage Voices on Tuesday evening, May 17 at 7pm. In period evening dress, the three classically trained singers of Vintage Voices and their accompanist will perform music you might have found on your great-great-grandmother’s piano circa 1890. From the sparkling gaiety of “Vive La Compagnie” to the martial gravity of “Star of Liberty” ; from Stephen Foster’s simple melodies to the urbane satires of Gilbert and Sullivan, Vintage Voices transports audiences to a late Victorian parlor for a highly enjoyable, creatively staged concert.

Marya Danilhel is the alto and artistic director of the group Victorian popular song combines the performance genres Marya likes best: operetta-style singing, storytelling, and comedy. After many years of exploring this delightful repertoire and giving solo concerts, she founded Vintage Voices in 2006. Marya has entertained at many New England sites, including the Longfellow National Historic Site, Old Sturbridge Village, Historic Deerfield, Strawbery Banke Museum, and the Museum of Our National Heritage. On the theatrical stage, she has performed with the American Repertory Theatre, the Boston Summer Opera Theatre, the Cambridge Christmas Revels, and the New England Light Opera.

John Stromgren, baritone and music director, plays a smattering of instruments, but turns much of his musical energy toward choral singing, especially the unaccompanied kind. In addition to providing music direction to Vintage Voices, John participates in music and liturgy at St. John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Anne Corriveau, soprano and stage director, has worked with world-renowned musical coaches including Martin Isepp, distinguished pianist/conductor and head of music at Glyndebourne Opera (England). In recent months she has performed on Maine stages in the role of Anna in The King and I (Waterville Opera House) and Diana Devereaux in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing (Gaslight Theatre).

This performance concert in the Library’s Lecture Hall is free and refreshments will follow.

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