FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 21, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College music professor
and soprano Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw will perform a holiday concert
along with Birmingham's early music consort, Sine Nomine, assisted at the harpsichord by BSC Adjunct Music Professor Adam Bowles. Their
performance titled “Star of Wonder: A Concert for the Season” will
take place at the BSC Robert R. Meyer Planetarium Dec. 4 at 7:30
p.m. and Dec. 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.
The performance will include early and
traditional works that evoke the spirit and beauty of the holiday.
Performed on period instruments, the program includes music by
Bach, Handel, and other master composers. Visual images and narration
will explore the historical traditions of Christmas in this special
the stars” at the BSC Planetarium.
Since 1994, Leary-Warsaw has been the producer,
writer, and host of "In Concert," a series of internationally
televised classical concerts on EWTN Cable Network. She has been
heard in recital, opera, and oratorio performances throughout
the United States, as well as South America and Austria. She
has performed with organizations such as the Alabama Symphony
Orchestra, The Washington Singers, Opera Americana, Alabama OperaWorks,
Kentucky Opera Association, Birmingham Art Music Alliance, Crittenden
Opera Theater, Peabody Opera Theater, and Summer Opera Theater
of Washington, D.C.
In addition, in 2000, Leary-Warsaw's doctoral
dissertation entitled "Nineteenth-Century
French Art Song of New Orleans: A Repertoire Study" was recognized
by the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University
as a "genuinely important work in American music history," for
which she received a Peabody Career Development Grant. Her documentation
of the life and songs of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was among the
pioneering research done on this composer which was presented in
1988 at the Women: The Arts & Society National Conference at
Admission to the holiday concert is $2 for adults; $1 for children
ages 12 and under. For more information, call 205/226-4950.