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ENC Choral Union Presents Free Performance of Brahms’ Requiem

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The ENC Choral Union, a 70-voice choir composed of students and community members, will perform Brahms’ magnificent “German Requiem” in a free concert at Wollaston Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

More information, including directions, may be found at www.enc.edu, www.wconaz.org, or by calling 617-745-3715. The church is a 10-minute walk from the Red Line (Wollaston stop/Braintree train). Free on-street parking is available.

Brahms' RequiemConducted by ENC faculty member Delvyn Case, the ENC Choral Union will be joined by a 40-member professional orchestra and nationally recognized soloists Jean Danton (soprano) and Andrew White (baritone).

Soprano Jean Danton has sung across the United States in oratorio, opera, recitals, and musical theatre. She has been a soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society under and Christopher Hogwood and John Finney, Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, Boston Baroque with Martin Pearlman, and the Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart and Bruce Hangen. Ms. Danton made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, in both instances performing Handel's Messiah. Her numerous concert appearances include the Providence Singers with Julian Wachner, Nashua Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Worcester Symphony Orchestra, Indian Hill Symphony, Chatham Chorale, Rhode Island Civic Chorale, Brockton Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony under Gerhardt Zimmermann.

Baritone Andrew White’s opera and concert appearances include numerous roles with Lyric Opera Cleveland, and as soloist with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. He has distinguished himself in recitals of Melodies, Lieder, and Contemporary American Art Song, including several premiere performances. In 1995, he made his New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in a program devoted to the songs of Cleveland composer Frederick Koch. One review hailed him as “... a formidable interpreter ... Every song composer should be so lucky with collaborators.” Dr. White has participated in the Cleveland Art Song Festival six times, appearing as a featured artist on the 1996 festival. He won the VARN competition in 1997 and was First Prizewinner of the 1995 Richardson Awards Vocal Competition. While he was a graduate student, Andrew White was granted a full scholarship to study in Switzerland with Gerard Souzay and Dalton Baldwin.