Date: August 1998
Contact: Kristin Jorgensen
Organist John Rose and soprano Liesl Odenweller will be featured performers on Sunday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel at Colby College in Waterville. Their performance, which is open to the public free of charge, is in conjunction with the Richner-Strong Church Music Institute at Colby, August 9-15. The institute, now in its 43rd year, is designed to help church musicians improve the musical standards and programs of their institutions. Participants study piano, organ, handbells and voice music, take part in group lessons and discussions and perform in a festival service.
Rose is college organist at Trinity College in Connecticut and has performed in concerts and festivals across the country. Odenweller is active in this country and in Europe singing operatic roles, oratorios and recitals. She has received several honors for her work, including top prizes in competitions at New York's Liederkrantz Opera and the International Bellini Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy.
The August 9 program will include works by J.S. Bach and Charles Gounod, including "O Divine Redeemer" and "Ave Maria," "This Son So Young" by Louie White and a group of Christmas songs by composers Ned Rorem, Malcolm Williamson, Max Reger and Henri Büsser.
For more information call Colby's Special Programs office at 207-872-3386.