MaryAnn McCormick, mezzo-soprano, will present the opening concert in the 2012-2013 Bethany Covenant Music Series at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11th. This exciting event features the internationally acclaimed opera singer Mary-Ann McCormick and her accompanist, pianist and composer Corazon Bisda. The concert program will include classical, opera and sacred pieces along with spirituals. The program will feature music by Brahms, Schubert, Gounod, Purcell, Saint Saens, Johnson, Beck and Burleigh.
A reception will follow the concert. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill Street (Rt.372), Connecticut, is easily located, just off Rt.9- North at Exit 21. The church’s concerts are open to the public, and no tickets are required. A free-will offering will be received and childcare is available. For more information, contact Bethany Covenant Church at 860-828-3637 or go to www.bethanycovenant.org.
Hailed in the press as “charismatic,” “spell-binding,” and “elegant,” internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has performed at theater and opera houses in Switzerland; Stuttgart, Germany; Paris, France; and throughout Italy in Rome, Milan (including La Scala), Venice, Turin, Bologna, and Parma. Here in the U.S., with the Metropolitan Opera of New York, MaryAnn has performed roles in many operas over the last several seasons. Her performances with other opera companies have spanned the country: from the east, Boston Lyric Opera; to the west, Seattle Opera; from the north, Lyric Opera of Chicago; to the south, Atlanta Opera; with many performances in-between.
Mary Ann has been privileged to work with some of the greatest conductors of our time including Leonard Slatkin, James Levine, and Sir Neville Mariner, and with some of the finest orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Montreal Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, The BBC Symphony, and the Boston Symphony. Her diverse repertoire has included works such as
Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Debussy’s Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien, Verdi’s Messa di Requiem, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony no. 2, and Mozart’s Requiem. She has recorded with the Emerson String Quartet, The New York Philharmonic, and Orchestre National de France.
Ms. McCromick is currently working on a recording of traditional gospel music featuring Bernie Williams on guitar (former NY Yankee and Latin Grammy Nominee) which should be released in early 2013.