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THE THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

Christ Episcopal Church
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Media Contact: Margaret Mashburn
mmashbur@bellsouth.net

September 30, 2014

THIRD SUNDAY SERIES ANNOUNCES OCTOBER CONCERT

The October concert in the Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington will feature soprano Vicki Fisk and tenor John Paquette singing “Great Moments in Music” on Sunday, October 19 at 5 pm. The duo will sing Broadway, Opera and Operetta favorites including pieces from “State Fair,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” and “Porgy and Bess.” They will be accompanied by Steven Edwards, Music Director of the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.

Ms. Fisk is a freelance soprano soloist based in the New York Metropolitan area. Her New York debut was at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, with the American Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana. Making her Carnegie Hall debut with the Manhattan Philharmonic as soloist in the Mozart Coronation Mass, the Vivaldi Gloria, and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, she has performed as soloist with numerous orchestral and chamber music ensembles, and choral and oratorio societies: the New Orleans Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Shreveport Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, the Budapest Concert Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Palisades, the Bach Festival Orchestra, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, the Pro Arte Chorale, the New Jersey Oratorio Society, and Philomusica. She is also a much sought after recitalist with a large repertoire ranging from classic operatic arias and Mozart concert arias to the art songs of Italian, German, French, and British composers, and a wealth of contemporary popular songs.

Ms. Fisk’s performances reflect not only her musical ability, but a poise and beauty which led to her becoming Miss New Orleans and a runner-up to Miss Louisiana in the Miss America Competition. She has also honed her acting skills and tested her artistic flexibility in various musical comedy, theatre, commercial, and film productions. She makes her home in New Orleans and is the mother of the 2014 Academy Award winning makeup artist, Robin Mathews.

Mr. Paquette has sung with the New Orleans Opera and is a past regional Metropolitan Opera audition finalist. He received vocal and music training at Loyola University in New Orleans. He was the featured soloist at the Fairmont Hotel (now the Roosevelt) in the elegant Sazerac Room for more than fourteen years and for two years at the New Orleans Petroleum Club.

He has performed in Broadway musicals and operettas with the New Orleans Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, special concerts at Loyola’s annual Music Festival in Colorado, and as emcee and soloist in concerts with the New Orleans Summer Pops Orchestra and as soloist with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus. His many performances include leading roles in H.M.S. Pinafore, South Pacific, The Student Prince, The Vagabond King, Carousel, Die Fledermaus, Gypsy Baron, and Brigadoon.

All concerts in the Third Sunday Concert Series begin at 5 p.m., are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception where the audience may meet the performers. Christ Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire Street, Covington, at the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park.

For more information, call 985-892-3177.


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