Winter Festival Concert for Community on December 4
November 17, 2006 – Enjoy an evening of classical and popular music when the professional music faculty, together with the Student Chorus of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, present a Winter Festival Concert in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to this free concert and no registration is necessary.
Mezzo-soprano Mariana Karpatova, a voice faculty member, and pianist Clifford Parrish will be joined by the FDU Chorus, conducted by Associate Professor of Music, Allen Cohen. The chorus will present John Dowland’s “Come Again, Sweet Love,” Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” two Liebeslieder waltzes by Brahms, Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow,” and Elton John’s “Border Song.”
Mariana Karpatova is recognized as a specialist in training singers for contemporary and classical music. She maintains a private teaching practice and an active singing career. Karpatova has appeared with many major US opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre and the Sarasota Opera. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Professional Studies Program and the Juilliard Opera Center.
Clifford Parrish is well known in Morris County as the founder of Pro Nobis Chamber Singers, an invited group of 16-20 outstanding singers who perform sacred and secular works for small choir. He has been music director and organist at Stanley Church, Chatham, for 30 years, having come there while a graduate student at Westminster Choir College. He has taught at several area schools and has provided music direction for many local community groups, including the Chester Theater Group, The Chatham Community Players and the Gill Saint Bernards Players.
Allen Cohen has composed and recorded music for films and off-Broadway plays, for solo piano, voice chamber ensembles and orchestra. He received a D.M.A. in composition from The City University of New York.