A Glen Arbor concert August 4 spans centuries and genres, from the distinctly American musical theatre to opera and everything in between. It will feature music by Bizet, Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more.
Meet mezzo soprano Teresa Procter, pianist Charles Webb, and baritone Mitchell Jones with MyNorth Media entertainment writer Ross Boissoneau before the Northern Michigan music event.
Mezzo soprano Teresa Procter, pianist Charles Webb, and baritone Mitchell Jones
About the Performers
Teresa Procter received her BA in Music from Luther College, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
She is an active artist in the Da Camera Young Artist Program in Houston, Texas, where she performs for underrepresented communities and presents music to children in the greater Houston community school district. She works in a musical residency at The Monarch School, a therapeutic day school for children with neurological disorders, and serves as the Singer-Songwriter Fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital. Its Purple Songs Can Fly is a music studio that positively impacts pediatric cancer patients and their families through the writing, recording, and sharing of original songs.
As an artist with Houston Grand Opera’s community and collaboration initiative, HGOco, she recently performed as the mezzo-soprano in Opera to Go!’s performance of The Velveteen Rabbit, and sang in the world premiere of the chamber opera, O Columbia.
Charles Webb joined the faculty of Indiana University as an instructor in piano in 1958. By the time of his retirement in 1997, Dr. Webb had served as Dean of the School of Music for 24 years. From pianist and concert organist to choral and instrumental conductor to composer and administrator, Dr. Webb has received acclaim in virtually every area of music.
He’s a frequent performer in a variety of settings, including a piano duo with Wallace Hornibrook, playing concerts across the globe for over 45 years. He is now Dean Emeritus at the Jacobs School of Music at IU.
Mitchell Jones is a baritone studying at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana. He’s performed in musical theatre, including a production of Oklahoma! at Indiana, and performed the music of Mozart, Mendelsohn and other classical composers.
Opera, musical theatre
“Charles served the School of Music with enthusiasm and distinction for a quarter of a century and maintained it as one of the crown jewels of IU.” – Chancellor Ken Gros Louis, speaking of how under Webb’s leadership the school was ranked number one in quality in three independent national surveys.
“If we do our job right, we can change lives doing what we’re doing.” – Mitchell Jones on an IU presentation of Oklahoma!
Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Rd., Glen Arbor
Date & Time
Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m.
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