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Nafziger to give concert as Joy in Singing winner, Oct. 21

the sixth consecutive year, the Friends of Music at Princeton will present a free recital by the winner of the annual Joy in Singing award.

Coloratura soprano Sharla Nafziger will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

Founded in 1958 by the eminent singer and teacher Winifred Cecil, Joy in Singing is an organization dedicated to helping young concert singers by sponsoring the dibut recitals that launch their careers.

Nafziger also is the winner of awards from the Chalmers Fund of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. She holds a masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto.

Nafziger has regularly appeared with major Canadian orchestras and choral societies in performances of "Carmina Burana," "Messiah" and "Knoxville Summer of 1915." Her operatic appearances include performances with Opera York, the Viva Voci Concerts and Opera Hamilton as well as at Tanglewood.

The first portion of the program will include sets of songs by Purcell, Schubert and LeFanu; after intermission, sets by Rachmaninoff, Corigliano and Derek Holman will complete the recital. For more information, click here .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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