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Judson Music Department to present Faculty & Friends recital

On Thursday, October 12 at 7:00pm, the music faculty of Judson College will give a Faculty & Friends Recital featuring a variety of music from the classical, operatic, and musical theatre repertory. The recital will be held in Alumnae Auditorium on the Judson College campus in Marion, Ala.

Featured Judson performers include: Dr. Cindy St. Clair, Head of the Music Department; Dr. Sadie Goodman, Assistant Professor of Music; Dr. Chris Brown, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Ensembles; and Mrs. Leah Washburn, Enrollment Coordinator for Distance Learning.

St. Clair will open the recital with a Schubert sonata, followed by Goodman’s soprano vocals of Puccini’s aria “O mio babbino caro” and “No one else” from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Brown will sing “Evermore” from Beauty and the Beast and join Goodman for a comical duet from Spamalot: The Musical. Along with St. Clair, Leah Washburn will provide accompaniment for several pieces.

Flutist Brittney Patterson, who taught World Music as a summer-term adjunct faculty member at Judson, will join Drs. St. Clair and Goodman for a performance from Ravel’s exotic song cycle for piano, flute and voice entitled Sheherazade. Patterson, a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Alabama, will also perform a solo twentieth century flute work by Sigfrid Karl-Elert.

The recital will also feature guest artists tenor Dr. James Seay and mezzo-soprano Mrs. Mabs Seay. Dr. Seay is the director of music at Montgomery First United Methodist Church, and his wife Mabs currently sings with Metropolitan Opera Chorus in New York City. The Seays will each sing an operatic aria and join the Judson Music faculty for a finale of Verdi’s final quartet from the opera Rigoletto.

The recital is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Dr. Cindy St. Clair at 334.683.5187 or cstclair@judson.edu