Midwinter Serenades: Favorite Opera Arias and Broadway Songs

Join the members of the Hartford Chorale for Midwinter Serenades: Favorite Opera Arias and Broadway Songs
performed by Chai-lun Yueh, baritone,
with Natasha Ulyanovsky, pianist
Open to the public
(suggested free-will offering for non-members $10)

    Monday, January 19, 2015
    7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    St. James’s Episcopal Church
    1018 Farmington Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    Refreshments follow

      Warm the body, mind, and soul by listening to the glorious voice of Chai-lun Yueh, a great friend of the Chorale, accompanied by one of the region’s finest pianists, Natasha Ulyanovsky, who will offer some keyboard solos of her own. Excerpts from Le Nozze di Figaro, Carmen, and Tannhauser will be heard alongside songs from The Fantastics, A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, and Les Misérables, among others.

      Chai-lun Yueh , dramatic baritone, is a music director and voice educator. He is the first Chinese-born classical musician to have received a nomination for a GRAMMY (R) Award, was winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (New England Region), and was finalist at the Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition. He gives master classes and vocal workshops internationally. Chai-lun has been a vocal and Chinese diction coach for the Chorale, was baritone soloist for our Paris 2014 tour, and will also be guest soloist in our March presentation of Great Music of France.

      Natasha Ulyanovsky, pianist, organist, and vocal coach, is a graduate of Odessa Conservatory, of the former U.S.S.R. Before emigrating from the U.S.S.R. in 1989 she was an orchestra artist and vocal coach at Odessa Opera House, concert pianist and organist with Moscow Soyuzconcert (the state concert management for professional musicians) concertizing worldwide. She released two recordings on Melodia label and earned a title of Honored Artist of Abkhazian Republic in1988. Mrs. Ulyanovsky concertized in Hungary, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Israel, Poland, Germany, and throughout New England. In 2004 she appeared in the program Two Nations-One Love at Carnegie Hall, N.Y. She has taught music at Hartt School and CCSU, CT. Presently she is holding the Music Director position at Beth Israel Congregation and St. Brigid Catholic Church in West Hartford, CT. Natasha’s choir at Beth Israel Congregation in West Hartford will be joining the Chorale in our May performances of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

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