First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Advent Season Concert: Portage Northern High School 'Songleaders Chorale'

Thursday, December 14, 12 pm

Our second concert of the Advent Concert Series will feature members of the Portage Northern High School's Songleader's Chorale. They will perform the jazz Mass in Blue by Will Todd. The Mass will feature a soprano soloist from Germany for the concert, Katelin Spencer. KATELIN, has been hailed by Chicago audiences as a “confident beauty with a voice to match”. Her repertoire ranges from concert and oratorio to musical theater and opera. She received her B.M. in voice performance from University of Michigan and her M.M. in Opera Performance and Literature from Northwestern University where she performed such roles as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and Florestine from The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano. She has been a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s B-minor Mass, and Schubert’s Mass in G. Katelin now resides in Berlin, Germany where she has most recently performed with the Berlin Opera Collaborative as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio. She would like to dedicate this performance in memory of her mentor and friend Clarence Small for inspiring in her a love of American spirituals and jazz.


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