Kevin M. Geraldi, conductor
Carole J. Ott, conductor
Leanna Crenshaw, soprano
Nathaniel Olson, baritone
Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45
Leanna Crenshaw, soprano, is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a student of Dr. Carla LeFevre and Dr. Jim Bumgardner. Her more notable operatic roles include Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Anna Maurrant (Street Scene), Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance). In April, she will be singing Die Königin der Nacht in UNCG Opera Theatre’s production of Die Zauberflöte, which will be her fourth time singing the role. Other credits include performance in musical theater, operetta, opera, concert, and choral works. She holds her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Biola University’s Conservatory of Music.
Nathaniel Olson, baritone, is a second year DMA Voice Candidate studying with Dr. Robert Bracey. The 2017/2018 Season includes solo performances of the Five Mystical Songs of Vaughan Williams with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Bach’s Johannes Passion with the Bach Society of Charleston, Bach’s complete Weihnachts-Oratorium, Oster-Oratorium, Cantata 147 with the Raleigh Bach Soloists, Bach’s Masses in F Major and G Minor, Cantatas 4, 150, 187, as Jesus in Schütz’s Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi for the Duke Chapel Bach Cantata Series, and regular performances with the 208th Army Reserve Band. Performance highlights include premiering the role of Tomasz in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s The Property, solo recitals for the Carnegie Hall Great Singers III Series and the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series with Kevin Murphy, a solo WTVP Public Television Special entitled “The American Songbook,” as the singing voice for a Biscuitville TV commercial, as Don Giovanni with the Oklahoma Mozart Festival, as Adam in Haydn’s Creation with Maestro John Nelson, as Bass Soloist with the Chicago Bach Ensemble, in recital at the Ravinia Festival, and in recital at the Tucson Desert Song Festival.