Love & Light is a recital I performed in three communities around the northeastern United States in the spring of 2018. The program features a variety of songs highlighting human emotions connected to love and our intrinsic need to connect with someone or something greater in our lives. Each piece expresses a different emotion, personality, or experience of journeying through life emotionally and spiritually, and each one holds a special meaning to me. Creating and performing this recital was a wonderful and memorable experience, and I am glad to be able to share these recordings with you.
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from Mass in C Minor
from Cantata No. 21
I. Recontre II. Toujours III. Adieu
from The Addams Family
Holy Child Jesus Church
Grove Presbyterian Choir
from Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios
I. Epheu from Mädchenblumen
II. Schlagende Herzen
from Myths and Hymns
from The Light in the Piazza
from Songs for a New World
Elise Mark and Gerard Gallagher
Elise Mark and Rachel Blansfield
from The Fantasticks
Rachel Blansfield was a guest singer at the Danville, PA recital. She is recently graduated from Danville Area High School in Danville, PA and is attending Penn State. Miss Blansfield has played Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach, and most recently, Ms. Hannigan in Annie. She was a winner of the Young Classical Artists’ Competition at Bloomsburg University in 2017 and has participated in numerous choir festivals including district and regionals.
Julius Abrahams was the pianist for all three recitals. He is currently staff accompanist in his sixth year at Juilliard upon graduation, working closely with the faculty in both the Vocal Arts and Orchestral departments. In the summer, he currently holds vocal coaching positions at CSNY in June and Chautauqua Institute.
Gerard Gallagher was a guest singer at the Richmond Hill, NY recital. He is a rising talent in the Metropolitan area. His performances include solo appearances for the Forest Hills Choir, Queens College, and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, as well as vocal group work for modern acts such as Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan. Gerard has performed in a wide array of ensembles, from intimate a cappella with the Instituto Cervantes to the towering Verdi Requiem with the Queens College Choral Society. He is the resident cantor for Holy Child Jesus Parish, and a student at Queens College's Aaron Copland School of Music.