The Three Sopranos

The 2011 Friends of Music Faculty Showcase concert is only two weeks away as the "Three Sopranos" take to the Frank Arts Center Theater stage on Saturday, April 2nd. Sponsored by B B and T, the concert will feature performances by sopranos Brooke Evers, Natalie Conte and Elizabeth Turchi. Accompanied by Dr. Scott Beard, the program will include a range of selections from Mozart and Bizet to Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter.

"It is always great when the concert series includes our own all-stars and such is the case with the "Three Sopranos," said Dr. Mark McCoy, chairman of the Shepherd University Department of Music. "This concert is a special treat, showcasing the virtuosity of Shepherd faculty and presenting some of the most beloved arias and songs in the musical theater and opera world."

Brooke Evers has performed at some of the D.C. area's top musical venues, including the Kennedy Center and the National Cathedral. She was a finalist in the 2008 American Bach Competition, and a semi-finalist in the New York Oratorio Society.

An audience favorite in Europe and the United States, Elisabeth Turchi is hailed for her passion and artistry in bringing music's most beautiful and challenging works to life. Natalie Conte is winner of the Annie Wentz prize, the George Castelle Memorial Award for excellence in performance and the Azalia H. Thomas award.

As the Friends Concert Series season comes to a close, Masterworks Chorale is performing Haydn's Creation on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that promotes musical excellence by supporting music programs and music education at Shepherd University and by enriching our community through the presentation of outstanding musical performances and opportunities for music education.

For concert, ticket and FOM information contact Joanna Moomaw at FOM: 304.876.5765, or friends@sufom.org. To purchase tickets on-line, please visit: www.sufom.org.