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Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium Features Acclaimed Baritone

Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium Features Acclaimed Baritone

Greenville College has announced Richard Zeller as this year’s guest artist for the Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium. One of America’s foremost baritones, Zeller has earned international acclaim for both his concert and opera roles. Zeller will perform a voice recital on March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center at Greenville College. The recital is free and open to the public.

Zeller sings with many of the world's premiere symphony orchestras and performs in leading opera houses in the U.S. and abroad. During the 2012-13 season he appeared with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin in performances of Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins” in Detroit and at Carnegie Hall as a part of the Spring for Music Festival; and opened the Prague Beethoven Festival with a performance of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9,” which he will perform for his return to the San Diego Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 season. Zeller is known for his sonorous dramatic voice, a compelling stage presence and outstanding musicianship. He is a graduate of George Fox University, and he is currently a member of the music faculty at Biola University.

There will be multiple opportunities to hear Zeller at Greenville College on March 25 and 26. A voice recital will begin at 7 p.m. on March 25. Zeller is the featured speaker for chapel service on March 26 at 9:30 a.m., and he will lead a vocal masterclass at 3:30 p.m. on March 26. All are welcome to attend these events in the Wilson Recital Hall of the Whitlock Music Center located on the corner of College Avenue and Elm Street in Greenville, Ill. 

The Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium is made possible by the generosity of the late Dr. Lawrence and Ruth Boyd Schoenhals, graduates of Greenville College with degrees in music and art. The purpose of the symposium is to integrate music, visual arts and the Christian faith by bringing to the Greenville College campus outstanding Christian artists and scholars who have achieved stature in their respective fields within the classical tradition without compromising either their artistic integrity or their Christian commitment. The event alternates between music and visual art each year.

This story was published on March 14, 2014