posted October 1, 2008

Guest Recital to Feature Sarah Holman

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman will perform at Hope College on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Holman has appeared with Chamber Opera Chicago, Opera Southwest, City Opera of the QuadCities, Lyric Opera Cleveland, DuPage Opera, Muddy River Opera and Kansas Opera.  As a featured soloist she has sung with the New Philharmonic, Rockford, Liberty and FoxValley symphony orchestras.  She made her Carnegie Hall debut in Mozart's Coronation Mass under the direction Simon Carrington.  Her recent opera performances include Chamber Opera Chicago's tribute to Gian Carlo Menotti, under the stage direction of Francis Menotti; Elizabeth Proctor in "The Crucible"; Dorabella in "Cosí fan tutte"; The Mother in "The Consul";Katisha in "The Mikado"; and Lady Jane in "Patience."

Holman enjoyed a long tenure as the mezzo-soprano voice of the Dean Wilder Singers, a vocal quartet and piano ensemble, which toured throughout the United States, Mexico and Southern Korea performing a variety of opera, oratorio, and sacred literature.  In 2007, Holman was awarded a Goldovsky Opera Directing Internship with Harrower Opera in Atlanta, Ga.

Currently, Holman serves as the central regional governor for National Association of Teachers of Singing and is an Associate Professor of voice at Wheaton College Conservatory where she also directs the opera program.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th St. between College and Columbia avenues.