Carol Niblock to Give Voice Recital at Allegheny College

Sept. 17, 2013 — Carol Niblock will present a recital program of vocal works for soprano on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3:15 p.m. in Ford Chapel on the Allegheny College campus. Ward Jamison will accompany Niblock on the piano. Admission is free.

The program will feature excerpts from Richard Strauss’ Opus 17: Six songs for high voice and piano as well as dances by Ravel, Rossini and Menotti. The program will end with “Ah! Non credea/Ah, non giunge” from Bellini’s “La Sonombula.”

An adjunct instructor in voice at the college, where she serves as the voice coordinator as well as teaching voice, Carol Niblock has been active as teacher, soloist and chamber musician for more than a decade. She has performed Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” with the Mercury Bay Area Choir in Whitianga, New Zealand, and the soprano solos in M. Haydn’s “Vesperae pro festo Sanctissimae Innocentium” with the Colgate University Women’s Ensemble.

In addition to teaching voice to secondary and college students as well as adults, she has held teaching appointments at Music Makers Academy and Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut and Colgate University. She has worked as a master class clinician and guest teacher of voice with singers in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and New Zealand. She graduated from Allegheny College in 2002.

Ward Jamison is professor emeritus of music at Allegheny College and the former director of choral activities. He holds a D.M.A. in choral/orchestral conducting from the Yale University School of Music.