In May, soprano Amy Conn and mezzo-soprano Nicole Warner were named co-winners of the Bel Canto Chorus Regional Artists Competition in Milwaukee, WI.
From the press release:
Both Conn and Warner will be performing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra on September 19, 2010.
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 sing on nationally recognized stages throughout the United States and Europe, including the Metropolitan Opera.
Now in its 80th year, Bel Canto Chorus is Milwaukee’s oldest, continually performing arts organization. Bel Canto is a premier choral group composed of approximately 100 voices from communities in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois whose mission is to enrich its audiences, its singing members and the community through the outstanding presentation of the finest choral music that appeals to the head and the heart.