Friday, November 10, 2000

Concert Series Hosts Award-Winning Lyric Soprano

Chestertown, MD, November 9, 2000 — The Washington College Concert Series will host lyric soprano Laura Danehower Whyte on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. Ms. Whyte was recently honored as the 1999 first place winner of the Amici Vocal Award.
Ms. Whyte has distinguished herself for the ability to bring a warm and distinctive elegance and purity to wide range of repertoire, from the soubrette and lyric roles to oratorio and lieder. Her recent singing roles include Mimi in La Bohéme, the title role of Magda in La Rodine, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. In addition to her 1999 Amici Vocal Award, Ms. Whyte is the 1999 first-place winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the District of Connecticut and a finalist in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's American Artists' Auditions. For her Washington College performance, she will be accompanied on piano by Douglas Dickson of the Yale School of Music.
The Washington College Concert Series is now in its 49th season. Single admission tickets are available only at the box office during performances and are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 years of age and under. Season tickets cost $40.00 per person and can be purchased at the box office on performance nights or by mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. For further information, call 410-778-7839.

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