24 Mar 2018
30 Fenner Street, Providence, RI
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra
Edward Markward, PhD
In this, the 10th season since the inception of RICCO’s Collegiate Vocal Competition, we are thrilled to present “tomorrow’s stars today” as soloists in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, KV 317, and Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. Also on the program is Gustav Holst’s charming Four Hymns from the Rig Veda (ancient Indian Verdic Sanskrit hymns) for women’s chorus and harp. We are proud to introduce our talented Assistant Conductor, Nicholas Rocha, in his debut with RICCO.
The winners of the vocal competition and our soloists for this concert are:
Hagar Adam, Soprano
Hagar is a native of Jerusalem, Israel and began her musical education in the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance. She is currently studying at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Marilyn Oliver, Mezzo-soprano
Marilyn is in the Master Degree program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Her undergraduate studies were at Hofstra University.
Felix Aguilar Tomlinson, Tenor
Felix is a native of Minneapolis, MN and is pursuing his undergraduate degree at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He has appeared with Opera in the Ozarks and other opera companies.
Matt Chastain, Baritone
We welcome Matt back this year as our vocal competition baritone. Matt holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.