Summer recitals at the Kirk of St. James continue on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 12:10 p.m., with a lively performance by Nansee Hughes.
She will be assisted by Frances McBurnie on piano.
This recital will present the many wonderful thing about summer and spring, including the beautiful mimicking sounds of birds and the remembrances of youth, the joys of moving into a new place, as well as the joys of being twitter-pated in opera, musical theatre, and song.
The program includes Bernstein’s “Glitter and be gay”, Lloyd Webber’s “Think of me” and several other pieces well-known for their charm.
The church is located at 35 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown. Admission is by donation to the Kirk’s Choral Scholarships.
An Alberta-born lyric coloratura, Hughes, has performed the roles of Lillian in McCune & Cavanaugh's “Y2K Black Death Oratorio” with Pop Goes the Opera (2018), Giulietta in Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” with Opera NUOVA (2016), Atlanta in Handel's “Serse” (2010) and the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's “Hansel and Gretel” (2009) with the University of Alberta Opera Workshop and the young lover in Mercury Opera’s production of “Il Tabarro” (2009).
As a concert soloist, Hughes was soprano soloist in performance of Mozart's “Laudate Dominum” (St. Anthony's Parish), Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” (Schola Cantorum Women's Chorus) and in performances of Messiah (Grande Prairie Regional College and McDougal United Church).
Hughes has also performed for the Edmonton Polish Culture Society's Gala welcoming the Polish Ambassador to Canada, Andrej Kurnicki. In March 2019, she will make her orchestral debut with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Carlos Foggin.
Hughes received both her master of music degree her bachelor of music from the University of Alberta. She is excited to sing a concert of spring and love for her East Coast family.