It will be a thrill on January 16, 2016 to hear our long-time collaborative pianist, Shawn McCann, play the sublimely beautiful Piano Concerto No. 25 by Mozart. Shawn received his Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano Performance and in Music Theory / Composition from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he studied under Inge Lindblad and Juanita Tsu. He is adept at playing in many styles – classical to rock, to jazz, etc., and he is also an organist. Shawn is the Director of Music at the First Parish Church of Groton, an active accompanist for Indian Hill Music School, and an integral part of the Nashoba Valley Chorale.
We are so fortunate to have wonderful vocal soloists perform in our concerts. Two of our faithful and supremely musical artists are Deborah Selig and her husband, Gregory Zavracky. We first worked with Greg in 2009, when he was our tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Deborah joined us in 2011 for Haydn’s Creation, and since then we have loved performing with both of them, singing Bach, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Orff. On January 16, 2016, they will be two of the four soloists in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. The solos Deborah will sing in that work are the ones that Mozart composed for his wife Constanze. We are looking forward to working with Deborah and Gregory again!
Our other soloists in January will be Donna Breitzer, singing the wide-ranging mezzo-soprano part in the Mozart, and Jorgeandres Camargo, bass. Originally from Saratoga, CA, Donna received BMus/BA degrees in Voice Performance and English from the University of Michigan, and holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the New England Conservatory, so this is a bit of a homecoming. She maintains a private voice studio in New York City and is the co-founder and Executive Director of Five Boroughs Music Festival, a chamber music presenting organization in NYC. She currently resides in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn with her husband, Cantor Joshua Breitzer, and their sons Jonah and Gideon.
Jorgeandres Camargo is an exciting young performer. A member of the BU Opera Institute, he has sung Leperello in Don Giovanni, Roy Cohn in Angels in America and Pandolph in Massanet’s Cendrillon, and several other roles. He will sing Don Alfonso in this spring’s production of Cosí fan Tutte. Jac is a native of Houston, Texas; he received a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music and an M.M. from Boston University. He is continuing his work with Dr. Jerrold Pope while in his second year with the Boston University Opera Institute. Jac has also worked as a bass soloist with Anne Watson Born at the First Unitarian Society in Newton for several years.
Read more about our Mozart “cast” on our Concerts page! (http://www.nashobachorale.org/current-season/)