Studio News

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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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. To reserve tickets in advance call 781-643-8680 Tickets in advance are $18 adults & $12 seniors/students, and at the door $23 & $15. The Park…

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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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