The Sacred Side Of American Song Presented Feb. 13Feb. 8, 2001
by Richard Veit
Members of the Baylor University music faculty will present "Sing to God," the third and final program in a series titled "Poetry and Music in the American Art Song" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Armstrong Browning Library's McLean Foyer of Meditation.
Soprano Robin Fisher, assistant professor of vocal studies, will be joined by lyric baritone Jack Coldiron, visiting professor of vocal studies, and John Cozza, assistant professor of piano. The recital explores the element of religious faith in the American art song literature.
The program will consist of sacred songs by such well-known American composers as Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, Charles Ives, Isadore Freed, Lee Hoiby and Ned Rorem. Also to be heard are works by William Mac Davis, Sven Lekberg, Ernest Charles, Elinor Remick Warren, John Ness Beck, Gershon Kingsley, Forence Price, Michael Horvit, Louie L. White and Craig Courtney.
Fisher has performed in several European opera houses, including the Opéra de Paris, the Prague State Opera and the Hamburg State Opera. Her solo recital engagements in both Europe and the United States reflect her knowledge of the art song.
Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, Coldiron served for 31 years as Distinguished Professor of Voice at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an active performer, appearing regularly in solo vocal recitals and oratorio performances.
Cozza has performed as collaborative artist for singers and instrumentalists throughout the United States, and his international engagements have included such European centers as Vienna, Bologna, Milan, Cologne and Budapest.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.