Quirk Cars Supports American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Quirk Auto Dealers hopes to boost local participation for their blood drive with musical performances by mezzo-soprano Janice Edwards, accompanied by pianist Charlie Blood, as a way of saying “thank you” to participating donors. Janice will perform popular jazz standards as well as Musical Theatre songs from such iconic musicals as Sondheim’s A Little Night…

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Granite State NATS winners!

My 4 lovely students have done themselves, and me, very proud this year.  Most NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) chapters have annual competitions for both classical and musical theatre divisions. Our chapter is, naturally, the Granite State chapter. 2021 has been a banner year for the Janice Edwards Voice Studio. Here are the 4…

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The Janice Edwards Voice Studio – movin’ on up!

In 2020, I was able to move from the 2nd floor of 83 Hanover Street in Manchester, NH, to a larger space on the 4th floor. This was a beautiful space with natural light and 4 walk-in closets with built-in shelves…a dream come true for many reasons (not the least of which – storage for my…

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Duets for Dems

SAVE THE DATE! October 3, 2020 Laura and Joel Iwaskiewicz perform Duets for Dems, a program of 16 songs from musical theatre to entertain and bring joy during these uncertain times – and most importantly, to get out the vote in support of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Laura and Joel will host a…

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Save the Date – August 29, 2020
Die Walkure

UPDATE: This year has had many ups and downs and this event had to be reimagined. Stay tuned for more information about a Complete Ring Cycle in 2022. Ho jo to ho! to friends, family, and colleagues. I am thrilled to announce that this August, I will be performing with a new opera company, TUNDI…

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Student Spotlight – Michael Jackson AKA Sam Meade

Our darling Sam is slightly shifting his goals in Hollywood. Here is the latest: “The dream’s alive, just shifted.  Learned I don’t enjoy acting nearly as much as I enjoy singing [NOTE: this makes Janice very happy!]…so spending my time on my voice lessons…which have been really amazing, I can sing a high C comfortably [say WHAT?].  Decided to…

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Student Spotlight – Madison Finocchiaro – Les MisĂ©rables

Ovation Theatre Company opened its premiere season in splendid form with “Les MisĂ©rables School Edition” on Friday, May 24th. The all-student ensemble was perfectly cast. My student Madison Finocchiaro was suitably slovenly and greedy as the wicked Madame Thernadier. I am so proud of Madison whose vocalism and especially her acting were spot on…she never…

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Student Spotlight – Max Orio – South Pacific

Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, NH presented this weekend Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic musical “South Pacific.” There were 2 casts, and my student, baritone Max Orio, was cast as Emile DeBeque. Max and I have worked on Emile’s gorgeous songs (“Some Enchanted Evening” and “This Nearly Was Mine”, among others) for several months 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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