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HUDSON RECITAL TO FEATURE SPIRITUALS, OPERA

by | Jan 14, 2011

Bluefield College music professor Dr. Barbara Hudson, a virtuoso coloratura voice with extensive performing experience, will present a faculty recital, Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel.

Dr. Hudson, a light lyric-coloratura soprano, will offer a program featuring selections from several different vocal genres, including art song, sacred song, spirituals, musical theatre, oratorio, and opera.

Composers represented in the recital include Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Richard Strauss, Hall Johnson, and Leonard Bernstein, among others.

Accompanying Dr. Hudson on piano will be BC music instructor Lisa Moxley, who holds more than 20 years of experience in piano instruction and performance. Also joining Dr. Hudson will be flautist Teresa Hedrick, a woodwind instructor at the college, who will be performing during Dr. Hudson’s presentation of Leo Delibes’ delightful aria “The Nightingale,” featuring the flute as the voice of the nightingale, echoed by the singer and accompanied by the piano.

Dr. Hudson, who teaches voice, music history, and literature at Bluefield College, has performing experience in opera and music theatre, traditional and contemporary sacred music, music of living composers, and community choral and oratorio venues.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education in choral music from James Madison University, a master’s degree in music with a concentration in church music and vocal pedagogy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in music with a concentration in vocal pedagogy from the University of Mississippi. She also is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and directs the BC’s Masterworks Chorale.

Moxley, who teaches piano and directs BC’s student voice ensemble, Bluefield Singers, has accompanied the Virginia Baptist Women’s Chorale and served as an instructor and accompanist for various musical camps and workshops across the state. She also is the director of music ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bluefield, West Virginia.

The January 28 recital is open and free to the public. For more information regarding this or other events in the BC Fine Arts Series, visit the college’s master calendar on the web, email the BC Office of Public Relations at [email protected].

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