The Beauty of Colors with Melody Wilson

Oct 19, 2023 7:30PM—8:30PM


NWC Christ Chapel Orange City, IA 51041

Cost Adult $20, Student $10, Children 5 & Under Free

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The Beauty of Colors concert will be performed by Mezzo-Soprano Melody Wilson, with Professor Juyeon Kang on the piano. Enjoy a performance of beautiful music as we embrace diversity.

Mezzo-Soprano Melody Wilson has gained recognition as an accomplished operatic artist in the United States and Europe, equally celebrated in classic and contemporary repertory. Praised for her “rich voice and great acting chops” (St Louis Post-Dispatch), her “smoky mezzo-soprano and stately deportment” (Opera News), and her “beautiful voice and well-honed technique” (San Francisco Classical Voice), she’s been hailed for performances that “reign supreme” (St Louis Magazine) and for her “fine comic work” (Broadway World). In 2023-24, she appeared in Wagner all over the United States, making her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer and returning to Seattle Opera as Fricka in Das Rheingold and to the Dallas Symphony as Roßweiße in Die Walküre.

An award-winning concert pianist and professor of music at Northwestern College, Dr. Juyeon Kang released a recording, “Joyful Praise,” in 2022. Comprised of 15 pieces, this work was created to bring healing and comfort through the power of music to those who are wounded and suffering. A member of the Northwestern College faculty since 2003, Dr. Kang earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Seoul National University and master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance and literature, as well as a master’s degree in pedagogy of music theory at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Additionally, she received a prestigious artist diploma in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and served as part of the faculty in the college division.

An additional presentation and masterclass will be held October 18 at the NWC Choir room which is open to the public. Presentation time 10:05-10:30 AM, Masterclass 4:30-5:30 PM.

CONCERT:  7:30 PM Christ Chapel, doors open at 7 PM

Admission: $20 Adult, $10 Student, and Child age 5 & under are free.
(NWC Faculty and students are free with ID.)

This event is sponsored by Orange City Arts and Northwestern College. Funded in part by the Gilchrist Foundation.