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Mezzo-soprano to perform at Milligan

staff report • Apr 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM

MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Mezzo-soprano Dr. Loralee Songer will present a guest voice recital at Milligan College at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. Her recital will feature works with poetry written by American women.

In addition to her voice recital, Songer will serve as the guest clinician for a voice master class from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 13, also in the Mary B Martin Auditorium. During this event, the Milligan voice students of Dr. Charlotte Anderson and Noah DeLong will perform for and receive comments from Songer.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Songer has earned a reputation as an outstanding performer on the stage in concert and operatic settings. A full-time voice faculty member at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., Songer teaches applied voice and conducting and is the director of the women’s ensemble, Ladies of Lee.

She holds doctor of arts and master of music degrees in vocal performance from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., and a bachelor of music degree from Taylor University, Upland, Ind.

Songer has performed in numerous concerts during the past several years, including Handel’s “Messiah” with the Marion Philharmonic. Recent performances include “St. John Passion” with the Chattanooga Bach Choir and Orchestra, and Beethoven’s “Mass in C” with the Lee University Orchestra.

To learn more about arts events at Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

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