Welcome to the Spring 2020 season of concerts for the voice. Here you will find student and faculty voice recitals, choral concerts, music theatre and opera productions. The vocal program is led by Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities, and Lynne Morrow, Director of Opera and Music Theatre.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
*Please note, all performances and dates are tentative and subject to change
How does one prepare for and build a career in Vocal Performance? In its first public recital in the new era of virtual performance, Sonoma State University’s voice program presents Audition Book, a performance that features songs and arias tailor-made for the singers who will bring them to life. Whether they are preparing to take the stage as vivid characters in operas, dazzle as triple threats in Broadway musicals, write and perform their own original songs, or teach children and youth the ins and outs of vocal...View Event Details
Friday, November 6, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The singers of Sonoma State University will perform their favorite art songs and arias live from the stages of their favorite venues. How, you might ask? Through the unexpected boon of virtual performance. See the gorgeous, intimate, and mysterious spaces that spark imagination and aspiration in SSU’s voice students, and hear beautiful classical music sung with poise, precision, and power. Join us on our Dream Stage Tuesday, December 8, 7:30pm on YouTube Live.View Event Details
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Thursday, February 18, 2021
Music By Duncan Sheik
Book and lyrics by Steven Satar
Directed by Lynne Morrow
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to Sunday, February 21, 2021
Spring Awakening is a rock musical set in 1891 where the adults hold all the cards. The students are asking questions about the mysteries of sexuality and the worries of being a social outcast.
This show is a raucous youthful rebellion that shows students navigating self-discovery.
---Lynne Morrow, 2020
*Stay Tuned after the show...View Event Details
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
For their first recital of the spring semester, SSU's singers will offer a Variety Show . Each singer has chosen a song that fits them to a T, and will offer a few words of context, perhaps an additional prop, staging, or other enhancement that shows the audience their individuality and creativity as an artist. This great variety of talent and skill makes the SSU Voice Program a diverse and vibrant community of top-notch performers.View Event Details
Thursday, May 20, 2021
This semester, the SSU Opera Scenes class will be celebrating the life and work of Pauline Viardot on the 200th anniversary of her birthday. Viardot was one of the most important singers and composers of her era, and had a monumental effect on the musical life and development of Europe in the latter half of the 19th century.
We will prepare and perform her final chamber opera, Cendrillon , as well as other songs by her family and important contemporaries. The opera will be presented as a show-within-a-show. In addition to its roles and plot, important figures from Viardot's...View Event Details