Posts by Janice Edwards

Mahler & Me (Grammar expert confirms this syntax)

The third week of January was a very cultural week. If you read my lengthy blog post about the Met’s Tosca, you have learned what a particularly meaningful opera this is to me. On an entirely different musical plane is my love for another of my favorite composers, Gustav Mahler. On Saturday, Jan. 20th, I…

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Tosca’s Enduring Spell – A Personal Reflection

As some of you may know, Puccini’s Tosca was the first opera I saw live, at the tender age of 13, and to this day it is my all-time favorite opera. Prior to seeing that live performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, when the Met did its annual tour visit, I was taught the opening chords…

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World War II

I don’t know many people, in this current day and age, who pay much attention to, or know that much about, World War II . Frankly, I wouldn’t myself but for a recent renewed interest in my dad’s war record. Like many veterans, Dad didn’t talk about his service much. I once asked him, “Dad, you were…

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The Choirs of Nashua, Part 2

Last July, I blogged about my spring experience as an alto ringer with First Church of Nashua. Joe Olefirowicz, Minister of Music, has built a sensational music program at First Church, and I always enjoy working with him, either as a soloist or a ringer in the choir. Recently, I had the pleasure of performing…

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Old Songs Resung – Janice’s Labor of Love Concert

Hello, everyone – You are cordially invited to my concert on Sunday, November 12, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957). Many of you know that I have a passion for this composer’s vocal works. I am thrilled that my colleagues Martha Warren, Mark Andrew Cleveland, and Maxwell McGrath…

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Fabric Fun

The Scene: A beautiful fall day in New Hampshire The Players: Janet and Janice The Goal: To find a fun and creative fabric project If you have been keeping up with my blogs (at www.janiceedwards.com as well as FaceBook), you know that one of my April entries, “The Quilting Bee”, described my interest in quilting,…

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Tanglewood in July…Mahler and Wagner and Shakespeare, oh my!

In July, I had the privilege of hearing two amazing concerts at Tanglewood, the summer home of the BSO (Boston Symphony Orchestra) My dear friend Joy McIntyre “summers” in the Berkshires and teaches every year at BUTI (Boston University Tanglewood Institute – a summer program for high school singers and instrumentalists). Joy graciously extends her hospitality to me…

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The Choirs of Nashua

Ask any professional classical singer how he or she feels about choral singing, and they will either make a face, say “no way, never”, or make some snarky comment.  I am no exception.  Most of us pros have had “church jobs” in NYC, Boston, or other large cities where churches with fat music budgets can afford…

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Update: Tenor Maxwell McGrath

Max continues his climb to Local Tenor Stardom with his most recent success with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (www.portsmouthsymphony.org). On June 11 at the Music Hall (www.themusichall.org) in Portsmouth, Max made his debut with the PSO singing his signature aria, “Ah, la paterna mano” from Verdi’s Macbeth. It was thrilling to hear Max sing with a full…

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Speaking of FOOD

Yes , I am a “foodie”. I think most performing artists are. One of my favorite local shops is Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop at 815 Chestnut Street in Manchester’s North End. A few weeks ago, I saw a notice about a “wine pairing” event at the end of April. So I asked my good friend…

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