Studio News

Janice Edwards and Guests: On Wings of Song

SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, November 10, I will be performing a concert with three of my favorite colleagues – Pianist Jeffrey Brody, Guitarist Berit Strong, and Baritone Aaron Sandford. The Park Avenue Congregational Church (PACC) Concert Series is in its 29th successful year. In fact, I have performed on this series previously in 2009,…

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Student Spotlight – Andrew Sokol – Canzone per Nana

I could not be more proud or inspired by tenor Andrew Sokol’s concert this afternoon, entitled “Canzone per Nana”. The program consisted entirely of Italian/Neapolitan songs (15 total, plus an encore), and was dedicated to the grandmother of Andrew’s partner Alyssa, a native Italian who loved Andrew’s tenor voice. Now, when we started working and…

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Cantor Shira Nafshi – From Bimah to Broadway

On Saturday evening, March 9, my student  Shira Silverman Nafshi  performed a benefit concert at Temple Israel of Portsmouth (NH) with her colleague Cantor Micah Morgovsky. These two lovely and talented women presented a concert cleverly called “From Bima to Broadway”. The first half consisted of traditional pieces mostly sung in Hebrew with liturgical texts. Both cantors had…

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Student Spotlight – Janet Wittenberg, Nashua Choral Society

Janet Wittenberg will be a featured soloist in the “Domine Jesu Christe” movement of Mozart’s Requiem. This monumental oratorio will be  presented by the Nashua Choral Society jointly with the Granite State Choral Society, conducted by Ann Watson Born. Performances are on May 5 at 3:00 PM in Nashua at Immaculate Conception Church and May 18 at 7:30…

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Wagner Immersion

On March 25th and March 30th , 2019, I gorged myself on my favorite Wagner opera, Die Walküre (The Valkyrie). Some may consider this an indulgence, or an obsession. I consider it wallowing around in one of the most emotionally draining and intellectually challenging operas ever written. My dear friend and voice student Anne Orio and I spent…

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Student Spotlight: Max Orio

Spring of 2019 brings much to be proud of, with my talented students participating in both musical theatre and community chorus events. First… On May 4th and 5th, Timberlane Regional High School presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, South Pacific. My student, baritone Max Orio, is double-cast as Emile DeBeque in Timberlane’s fully staged production,…

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The Janice Edwards Voice Studio presents “LB – A Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Leonard Bernstein”

“LB” will celebrate this American musical icon with highlights from four of his most celebrated theatrical pieces including West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town and Candide. In addition, three additional songs will be featured including “So Pretty”, “My House”, and “Simple Song” from Mass. A special treat will be “Rondo for Lifey”, a short, lively piece for…

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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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I Love To Hear My Students Sing!

Every couple of months I schedule a Studio Class for 2, 3, or 4 singers. These classes have multiple purposes. For one, we work on repertoire with a goal in mind. For another, the class provides a valuable performance opportunity, however informal.  The students sing for each other, and a pianist is engaged so that I can…

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