NDNU’s Department of Music and Vocal Arts Presents “Voci Valentine,” February 16

Belmont, CA, February 5, 2008 — Romance will be in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend as students from NDNU’s Department of Music and Vocal Arts perform love songs in “Voci Valentine,” an enchanting concert in the charming setting of Ralston Hall Mansion Ballroom, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The students, ranging from freshmen through advanced graduate students, will perform love songs drawn from opera, musical theatre, and classical and popular concert repertoire. This performance offers the young singers the opportunity to showcase their talent, and to apply the skills they are acquiring in their vocal studios and performance classes. It includes students in the BFA Musical Theatre program, the summer Music Theatre Conservatory, and the new Pocket Opera at Notre Dame Young Artist Apprentice program.

“This formal performance in the beautiful, chandeliered ballroom gives our students a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work,” said Debra Lambert, Chair of NDNU’s Department of Music and Vocal Arts. “They all take huge pride in this annual performance.”

Accompanying the singers are staff pianists/vocal coaches Sean Bart, Clint Cancio, and Jungmee Kim. NDNU Voice Faculty: Marcelle Dronkers (soprano), Debra Lambert (mezzo), Eric Morris (tenor), Lee Strawn (baritone), and Patricia Urbano (soprano). Opera Musical Theatre: Donald Pippin (opera), Marc Jacobs/Greg Fritsch/Kim Hill (acting for singers), Gia Solari/Dottie Lester-White (dance for musical theatre/opera). Also: William Liberatore, Henry Mollicone (music directors).

Tickets cost $20 general admission, $10 seniors and students. All funds will benefit NDNU Vocal Programs in Opera and Musical Theatre. For more information, call the NDNU Box Office at (650) 508-3729 or concerts@ndnu.edu.