Carol Nichols to present senior voice recital
Mezzo-soprano Carol Nichols will present a senior voice recital Thursday, February 9, at 7:00p.m. in Alumnae Auditorium.
Nichols is a native of Savannah, Tennessee, and is a senior music major and business administration minor at Judson College. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in data processing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 1985 and worked as a payroll bookkeeper for several years, and then became a stay-at-home mom for 20 years. Nichols had participated in church music from an early age and had always hoped to earn her degree and become more qualified to participate in music at church and other venues.
During her time as a student at Judson, Nichols studied piano under Mr. John Robertson and voice under Dr. Betty Campbell and Dr. Sadie Goodman. Nichols has sung with FAITH Ensemble and the Judson Singers, who traveled to New York City in 2014 to perform the world premiere of Dr. Terre Johnson’s Missa Femina at Carnegie Hall, along with Mozart’s Requiem conducted by John Rutter. She traveled to Florence, Italy in 2016 to sing in the chorus of the world premiere of Dr. Johnson’s work Song of the Captive, which took place in Santo Spirito Church. She currently serves as Historian and Publicity Chair for the Delta Psi Chapter of the Delta Omicron music fraternity at Judson College. While working on her degree, she has continued to be involved in the music department at Iuka Gospel Chapel in Mississippi as a part-time pianist, choir member, and instrumentalist. She also serves as the secretary/treasurer of True Love Trading Company, LLC, a national horse trailer dealership near Memphis, Tennessee.
The recital, an hour in length, will be accompanied by pianist Miriam Nicholson and will feature guest performers Macey Carter (soprano) and Marianna Nichols (soprano). The recital will include songs from the classical and musical theatre repertoire by composers such as Henry Purcell, Roger Quilter, J. S. Bach, Gabriel Faure, and Jerry Herman.
The recital is free and open to the public, and a reception in Archibald Hall will follow the performance.