2010
Voice teacher, Lyric Opera performer to headline choral society concert

Voice teacher, Lyric Opera performer to headline choral society concert
April 20, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Marc Stingley, a widely acclaimed singer and performer who teachers voice and chamber music at Benedictine University, will be featured during the Downers Grove Choral Society’s presentation of “An American Journey – The Songs We Love” at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 at the Tivoli Theater. The concert will feature songs from Broadway, the Big Band era and the American Song Book. The Tivoli Theater is located at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Children under 13 are free. Stingley, whose singing has earned raves from critics from the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, earned a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Kansas and worked on a master’s diploma at both the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and Conservatory of Music in Vienna, Austria. He sang the role of Tamino in a European Tour of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute),” recorded an Austrian National Radio broadcast singing Italian arias and was the tenor soloist for numerous concerts and recitals, including a performance of Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” with pianist Jorg Demus. He has sung with the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Lake George Opera Festival, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Knoxville Civic Opera, Mississippi Opera and Chicago Opera Theater, and has been a tenor soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the New York Chamber Orchestra.

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