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EAC hosting Cynthia Sanner recital

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EAC hosting Cynthia Sanner recital

Written by Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College is hosting mezzo-soprano, Cynthia Sanner, and accompanist, Mac McClure, for a free vocal recital on April 11, in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center at 7:30 p.m.

Sanner has been a featured soloist with choral and orchestral groups throughout the United States. She has sung the role of David in Händel’s Saul in Marquette, Michigan, the Angel in Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has also performed in Beethoven’s Mass in C in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Martini’s Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina in Madison, Wisconsin; Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio with the Berkshire Lyric Theatre, and the Duruflé Requiem in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Other solo works she has performed include Rossini’s Petite Messe Sollenelle, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Bach’s Cantatas 80, 106, 150 and his Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, b Minor Mass.

A renowned recitalist, Sanner has held recitals in France, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, the Philippines, and throughout the United States. Her recital repertoire includes songs and song-cycles by Brahms, Schumann, Mahler, Schubert, Haydn, DuParc, Respighi, Bolcom, Dvorak, Chandler, Finzi, Rorem, and Wagner.

She received her degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin. She has studied at the Academie de International in Nice, France with Dalton Baldwin and Lorraine Nubar. Sanner has also worked with Richard Miller in his master classes. Her work under choral directors Robert Shaw, Weston Noble, Jester Hairston, and Robert Fountain has honed her vocal skills to perfection. Sanner is currently a member of Streetsmart Productions in New York City. Sanner will be recording this spring with world famous accompanist Dalton Baldwin and baritone Steven Kimbraugh. She maintains voice/piano studios in Manhattan, New York and Lenox, Massachusetts.

Sanner will be performing a program consisting of Haydn, Milhaud, Faure, Grieg, and Copland. For more information, call Trish Jordahl, EAC’s musical theatre director, at 428-8467. 30