July 5, 2012
Press Release #12-077
St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host the fourth concert of the fourteenth annual River Concert Series on Friday, July 13, 2012. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.
The evening’s program will feature music by George Frideric Handel, with guest performances from countertenor Roger O. Isaacs and soprano Joan McFarland. St. Mary’s College’s own Larry Vote will take over conducting duties for Jeffrey Silberschlag, who will play the trumpet. The Chesapeake Orchestra will be accompanied by the River Concert Series Festival Choir, made up of talented area high school students, members of the St. Marie’s Musica, and the St. Mary’s College Choir and Chamber Singers.
Roger Isaacs, who hails from South Africa, has performed as a soloist with many of the area’s most prominent choral groups. He has performed a wide range of musical acts and has been active in opera. He currently performs both as a soloist and with various ensembles.
Joan McFarland has been a member of the St. Mary’s College faculty since 2002. She sings with professional ensembles and especially enjoys performing and recording the music of J.S. Bach and the French baroque. McFarland also conducts children’s choirs and directs college productions.
The River Concert Series is free and open to the public.