Noted Tenor's Guest Recital Scheduled
- Published: Feb 10, 2015 4:00PM
The Taylor University Department of Music is pleased to present tenor Dr. Robert Bracey in a guest recital on Monday, February 23, at 7:30 pm in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall in the Smith-Hermanson Music Center.
His program Friends and Favorites is a compilation of his favorite songs - works by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Reynaldo Hahn, and Gerald Finzi. “They are works I have assigned to my voice students over the past twenty-eight years. Nearly all of them are pieces I have never had the privilege of performing myself. It’s now my turn.”
Bracey will be accompanied on the piano by Karen Beres. There is no admission charge.
As a concert and oratorio specialist, he has performed throughout the United States and made appearances in Canada, Russia, Europe, India, and Japan. Bracey was awarded first place in the Oratorio Society of New York’s Annual International Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall. He returned to Carnegie Hall for performances of Handel’s Messiah and made his Detroit Symphony debut at Orchestra Hall and his Kennedy Center debut in Washington, DC with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Bracey holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Michigan State University, and both a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan. He has served on the faculties at bowling Green State University and Michigan State University. He also taught on the voice faculty of the Michigan All-State program at the Interlochen Arts Camp for twelve summers. Currently Bracey is Professor of Voice and Coordinator of Vocal Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The public is cordially invited to attend this event.