The Catholic Church has been a constant source of comfort, guidance and joy all my life. I went to Hunter College in Manhattan, which is part of the City University of New York. Hunter was right in the heart of New York City. I studied voice and theatre, especially enjoying the Christmas season as there were so many churches to sing in.
I have been so fortunate to sing some of the most beautiful choral pieces, in parts ranging from Alto, & Mezzo Soprano to Soprano. I lived in New York and was the leading soloist/cantor for Our Lady Queen of Peace and Holy Rosary churches on Staten Island, NY, not only for Masses & Special Feasts but also for honorary visitors such as a cardinal, weddings & funerals until I moved to Virginia for my work in 1992.
I have had the blessings to sing under some very fine Music Directors, who have studied at Julliard and Conservatories in their home countries and to study with voice coaches in NY, Illinois and Virginia; most notably Sandra Gelb, an Operatic Contralto in Virginia Beach. After some time in Virginia Beach, my husband and I found ourselves in Yorktown and at St. Joan’s in 1997. Singing brings me into the space between heaven and earth, where we can join with the celestial choir to praise our Lord.
I hope to bring you there with me!