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Alisa Suzanne Jordheim Named Winner of Bel Canto Chorus Annual Regional Artists Competition
By: Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, Inc.
Judges for the competition were: Richard Hynson, Music Director, Bel Canto Chorus ; Michelle Hynson, Assistant Conductor, Bel Canto Chorus; Zachary Durlam, Director of Choral Activities, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Kathy Pyeatt, Professional Singer;; and, Gregory Ruffer, President, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Bel Canto Music Director Richard Hynson says, “While we had a superlative group of finalists competing in this year’s Regional Artist Competition, soprano Alisa Jordheim’s outstanding performance made her the unanimous favorite of the judges. Ms. Jordheim sang beautifully, crafting each phrase with great expression using a crystalline, warm tone that effortlessly filled the performance space. She is a true vocal artist. I am pleased to feature her in Bel Canto’s March 2016 Midwest premiere of Carson Cooman’s Revelations of Divine Love.”
Described as “vocally resplendent,”
The Bel Canto Regional Artists Competition was established to encourage and support singers who reside in or originate from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio. Previous winners of the competition have gone on to perform with nationally recognized organizations throughout the United States and Europe, including the Metropolitan Opera.
About Bel Canto Chorus
Founded in 1931, Bel Canto Chorus enriches the lives of its audiences and members through the presentation of fine choral music. The group has been led for more than 26 years by Richard Hynson, considered one of the nation's finest choral and orchestral conductors (American Prize Winner 2012). Bel Canto Chorus ranks in the top ten percent of choral organizations in the country in terms of budget, longevity, and repertoire. Educational outreach includes Bel Canto Senior Singers and Bel Canto Boy Choir. Rehearsals are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Characterized by a heartfelt belief in the value of Bel Canto Chorus, and supported by its 100+ devoted singers, audiences, talented artistic and administrative staff, and dedicated board members, the group's passion for sharing the thrill of live, choral music has remained steadfast throughout its long, proud history.
For additional information, promotional photos, or interview requests, contact the Bel Canto office at (414) 481-8801.
Bel Canto Chorus Administrative Offices
www.belcanto.org 158 N Broadway
(414) 481-8801 Milwaukee, WI 53202