Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to present Patrick D. McCoy in recital Sept 25

Patrick D. McCoy will be presented in recital at Christ and Grace Episcopal Church by the Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He will be accompanied by pianist Johnnella L. Edmonds.
 
 
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PETERSBURG, Va. - Sept. 13, 2016 - PRLog -- The Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will present tenor Patrick D. McCoy in recital at Christ and Grace Episcopal Church to support the chapter scholarship. The church is located at 1545 S. Sycamore Street.  Of special note, Patrick dedicates this performance to the late J. Cyrus Kirkpatrick and in honor of his dear friend Kathleen Kirkpatrick.  The Kirkpatricks and Patrick met through their mutual love of music and then later when Patrick was a soloist at Christ and Grace during his student years at Virginia State.  While in Petersburg, he was director of music at Covenant Prebyterian Church and taught music in the Petersburg Public Schools.  Other posts include pianist at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and First Christian Church.

Patrick D. McCoy distinguishes himself as a choral conductor, singer and music journalist residing in the Washington, D. C. area. A native of Petersburg, VA, he earned the BM in vocal performance from Virginia State University where he studied voice with the late Martin A. Strother, sang in the University Concert Choir under the direction Johnnella L. Edmonds and Opera Workshop with Lisa Edwards-Burrs. In 2005, he earned the Master of Music in Church music from Shenandoah University where he studied with Metropolitan Opera tenor Michael O. Forest and organ/sacred music with Dr. Steven Cooksey. Juxtaposing a busy schedule between writing and public appearances, he has covered the arts for several outlets, including The Afro American Newspaper, CBS Washington, Examiner.com and ArtSong Update.  Patrick is the performing arts columnist for Washington Life Magazine, covering the arts landscape of the DC Metro Area.

Notable appearances include presenting at the 2012 African American Artsong Alliance Conference at the University of California at Irvine, Moderator: Mendelssohn Elijah Panel at The Kennedy Center, Moderator: Symposium Series at the 2014 Colour of Music Festival and Moderator: Blacks in Classical Music Panel hosted by the Coalition of African Americans in the Performing Arts.

In 2013 he was named among the Forty Under 40 of Prince George's County, MD for his contributions to the arts and humanities and the 2014 Board Member of the Year for the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts.  He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America, Shenandoah University Alumni Board of Directors and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


In Recital:  Patrick D. McCoy, tenor with pianist Johnnella L. Edmonds

Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Christ and Grace Episcopal Church

1545 S. Sycamore Street

Petersburg, Virginia
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