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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Emily Marvosh, Contralto - Visits FCC on February 26

Contralto Emily Marvosh will take part at 10:30 a.m. morning worship next Sunday, February 26, 2012.

She will perform Bach’s Widerstehe doch der Sünde and the solo in John Ness Beck’s “I Need Thee Every Hour” in collaboration with First Congregational Church’s Chancel Choir. 

Marvosh grew up and Saginaw and will be performing Mozart’s Requiem on February 25 with the Saginaw Choral Society. 

She has been gaining recognition as a skilled performer of oratorio and opera in the Boston area. Possessed of a “flexible technique and ripe color,” and demonstrating “smooth, apparently effortless vocal display,” she has recently been heard as a soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society (Israel in Egypt and in recital at the Museum of Fine Arts), the Providence Singers (Mozart’s Requiem), the White Mountain Bach Festival (Vivaldi’s Salve Regina), Opera Boston (La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein), Boston Lyric Opera (Rusalka), Longwood Opera (The Barber of Seville), and Intermezzo Chamber Opera (world premiere of James Yannatos’s Rocket’s Red Blare); she is also a frequent soloist with the Marsh Chapel Choir Bach Cantata Series. Ensemble appearances in the past and upcoming seasons include the Oregon Bach Festival under the direction of Helmut Rilling, the Bachakademie Stuttgart, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Artists, and the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers.  A regular member of Miami-based Seraphic Fire, Miss Marvosh can be heard on their recent GRAMMY-nominated recording of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem.   Forays into new music include the role of Meg in the New England premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women and world premiere performances with Juventas New Music and the Lorelei ensemble, for which she was praised as “[standing] out with her warm yet strong vocal timbre.” In the 2011-2012 season, Miss Marvosh appears with L’academie (Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus), the Kalamazoo Bach Festival (St. John Passion), Handel and Haydn Society (St. Matthew Passion), the Back Bay Chorale (St. John Passion), and the Saginaw Choral Society (Mozart’s Requiem). She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and Boston University. 

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