Spring Choral Concert
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Choral Concert

The WP Chamber Choir. Photo, David Kerzner.

The WP Chamber Choir. Photo, David Kerzner.

The WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Men’s Chorus perform Orff’s Carmina Burana with dancers from Rosa Parks High School in Paterson.

Soloists:
Chloe Holgate, soprano
David Guzman, tenor
Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone

Shea Auditorium

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Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

WP Opera Presents The Pirates of Penzance.

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s zany operetta about a young man mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate will be performed by students in the WP Voice program.  Conflict ensues and madcap madness abounds, but love wins in the end.

William Paterson University
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Mabel: Gwynne Stevenson
Frederic: Daniel Lopez
Pirate King: Tiernan Doyle
Major General: Jake Newton
Ruth: Bridget Maresca
Sergeant: Dominick Wood
Samuel: Loki DeAngelis
Edith: Lauren D’Imperio
Kate: Janais Martinez
Isabel: Khyriyyah Abdul-Haqq

Producer: Christopher Herbert
Stage Director: Phillip Sprayberry
Music Director: Lois Buesser
Chorusmaster: Lauren Fowler-Calisto
Stage Manager: Tom Dwyer

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

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WP Opera Presents The Pirates of Penzance.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s zany operetta about a young man mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate will be performed by students in the WP Voice program.  Conflict ensues and madcap madness abounds, but love wins in the end.

William Paterson University
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Mabel: Gwynne Stevenson
Frederic: Daniel Lopez
Pirate King: Tiernan Doyle
Major General: Jake Newton
Ruth: Bridget Maresca
Sergeant: Dominick Wood
Samuel: Loki DeAngelis
Edith: Lauren D’Imperio
Kate: Janais Martinez
Isabel: Khyriyyah Abdul-Haqq

Producer: Christopher Herbert
Stage Director: Phillip Sprayberry
Music Director: Lois Buesser
Chorusmaster: Lauren Fowler-Calisto
Stage Manager: Tom Dwyer

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WPU Voice Song Evening featuring music by women composers
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

WPU Voice Song Evening featuring music by women composers

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Voice students perform selections of art songs and arias by women composers

Led by Prof. June Marano-Murray and Prof. Warren Helms

Shea 101 Recital Hall
Free Admission

Featuring music by: Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Isabella Colbran, Maria Grever, Hildegard, Alma Mahler, Fanny Mendelssohn, Irena Poldowski, Gladys Rich, Clara Schumann, Karen Siegel, Barbara Strozzi, and Martha Sullivan.

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Panel Discussion on Women Composers, led by Dr. Arlene Holpp Scala
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion on Women Composers, led by Dr. Arlene Holpp Scala

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A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Arlene Holpp Scala, the Chair of Women’s & Gender Studies and Chair of the Faculty Senate at William Paterson University.

Guest speakers include musician and author Vivien Schweitzer (author of A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera), and composers Karen Siegel and Martha Sullivan, whose works will be performed in the subsequent song evening performance at 7:30pm.

Shea Recital Hall, 6:30pm

Free Admission

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Whitman's War - Script / Table Reading
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Whitman's War - Script / Table Reading

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A table reading is an integral part of the development process of a musical, where actors informally read the script aloud, without music. The writer and creative team can assess aspects of the script, focusing on individual story-lines and character-arcs, as well as solicit feedback from the actors and audience.

Q&A to follow.

Shea 103

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Career Workshop with Ashley Renée Watkins
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Career Workshop with Ashley Renée Watkins

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ASHLEY RENÉE WATKINS is an accomplished performing artist and teaching artist, currently a part of the prestigious faculty for Lincoln Center Education and the 92nd Street Y Center for Education Outreach. Ashley Renée is a classically trained vocalist who has often ventured into other styles of music but is taking it to the next level with the release of her debut R&B single "Red Wine".

The New Orleans native has been based in New York City since 2014 – the year she appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent live at Radio City Music Hall with her opera and multi-genre duo ACTE II. The duo has been making their own way creating exciting concerts for audiences around the U.S. and internationally. They took their show Music Our Way on tour in 2017 thrilling their crowds with opera, jazz, broadway and gospel tunes. Ashley Renée has always been in love with these styles and is adding R&B to her vocal arsenal.

Past credits include performing as a guest of the Brooklyn Nets at the Atlantic Barclay’s Center of Brooklyn, NY, appearing with the American Spiritual Ensemble at the formerly named Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center, being presented in concert at the National Christmas Tree of Washington D.C., and the Apollo Theater of Syros Greece.

Ashley Renée has glistened in roles such as Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Lady Thiang in The King and I, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mimì in La Bohème, the Foreign Princess in Rusalka and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.  She attended Dillard University in her hometown of New Orleans and completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in voice and opera studies at the University of Oklahoma.

 

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Spring Choral Concert
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Choral Concert

The WP Chamber Choir. Photo, David Kerzner.

The WP Chamber Choir. Photo, David Kerzner.

The WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Men’s Chorus performs the music of Brahms and Schubert, in addition to contemporary choral literature. WP alumna and horn player Erika Arango performs as guest artist on this concert.

Shea Auditorium

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Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

WP Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

WP Opera presents Henry Purcell's timeless masterpiece about love and war.

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Belinda: Brinley Edwards
Dido: Lisa Bremer
Second Woman: Paige Inglese
Aeneas: Joshua Martinez
Sorceress: Alyssa Warner
First Witch: Brianna Orfan
Second Witch: Dina O'Reilly
Spirit: Loki Deangelis
Sailor: Matthew Moretta 

Ensemble
Cardarious Bonner, Loki Deangelis, Africa Gray, Joseph Greey, Christopher Lewis, Matthew Moretta, Georgina Reid, Alyssa Robbins, Crystal Sotiropoulos

Conductor: Lois Buesser
Director: Christopher Herbert
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Daniel Lopez

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

WP Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

WP Opera presents Henry Purcell's timeless masterpiece about love and war.

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Belinda: Brinley Edwards
Dido: Lisa Bremer
Second Woman: Paige Inglese
Aeneas: Joshua Martinez
Sorceress: Alyssa Warner
First Witch: Brianna Orfan
Second Witch: Dina O'Reilly
Spirit: Loki Deangelis
Sailor: Matthew Moretta 

Ensemble
Cardarious Bonner, Loki Deangelis, Africa Gray, Joseph Greey, Christopher Lewis, Matthew Moretta, Georgina Reid, Alyssa Robbins, Crystal Sotiropoulos

Conductor: Lois Buesser
Director: Christopher Herbert
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Daniel Lopez

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Jan
29
11:00 AM11:00

WP Chamber Choir Master Class with Ron-Dirk Entleutner

irector of künstlerische Leitung des Landesjugendchores Sachsen in Leipzig, Germany

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Deeply rooted in the musical tradition of his home town, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, former member and prefect of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, is regarded as one of the most interesting and influential conductors in Leipzig. 

During his studies at the musical conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi" in Leipzig, he founded the ensemble "amici musicae", choir and orchestra, with which he has performed successfully in Germany and abroad to this day.

His musical work is influenced by two emphases, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and rarely performed choral symphonic music. Since 2000, he has directed the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Leipzig (Das Jugendsinfonieorchester), several times federal prizewinner, with great success at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School of Leipzig (Musik Schule Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach).

Ron-Dirk Entleutner has focused his attention particularly on training and promoting young musicians. He was appointed as musical director at Koblenz University in 2007 and as director of the National Youth Choir of Saxony in 2015.

Shea Recital Hall (Shea 101)

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

WP Chamber Choir Master Class with Ron-Dirk Entleutner

Director of künstlerische Leitung des Landesjugendchores Sachsen in Leipzig, Germany

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Deeply rooted in the musical tradition of his home town, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, former member and prefect of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, is regarded as one of the most interesting and influential conductors in Leipzig. 

During his studies at the musical conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi" in Leipzig, he founded the ensemble "amici musicae", choir and orchestra, with which he has performed successfully in Germany and abroad to this day.

His musical work is influenced by two emphases, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and rarely performed choral symphonic music. Since 2000, he has directed the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Leipzig (Das Jugendsinfonieorchester), several times federal prizewinner, with great success at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School of Leipzig (Musik Schule Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach).

Ron-Dirk Entleutner has focused his attention particularly on training and promoting young musicians. He was appointed as musical director at Koblenz University in 2007 and as director of the National Youth Choir of Saxony in 2015.

Shea Recital Hall (Shea 101)

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