Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:30 p.m., Sanctuary
The program will include works by Mozart, Menotti, Moses Hogan, and Hall Johnson, as well as solo cantata, “The Way to Emmaus” by the Czech-born Jaromír Weinberger (1896-1967). This composer studied at the Prague Conservatory, and later in Leipzig with Max Reger. After having fled the Nazis, he settled in New York City in 1939, and soon became an American citizen. “The Way to Emmaus” is a breathtaking setting of Luke 24:12-31, the story of the journey of the two disciples towards Emmaus with Jesus, whom they finally recognize “in the breaking of the bread.
At a very young age Victoria had a passion for music. She began vocal training in 2009 at Suitland High School Center of Visual and Performing Arts in Forestville, Maryland where she had the opportunity to perform with world renown artists such as Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato, and Diana Ross. Also, she was casts in the leading role of Susanna in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Victoria decided to continue her vocal training in Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance. During her undergraduate years, she performed solos with VCU’s Commonwealth Singers such as Poulenc’s Gloria “Domine Deus” and “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” arranged by Moses Hogan to name a few. She also performed in VCU Opera’s spring production of Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” as La Suora Zelatrice. In spring of 2017 she competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions(NATS): Mid Atlantic Region and was selected to compete in the National level. Currently, Victoria is a member of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and is a teacher for SPARC’s LIVE ART “Singing Hands” class.
Free parking across River Road and behind the church