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February 24, 2012
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Marcus DeLoach to perform with Vadim Serebryany at Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.-- Baritone Marcus DeLoach will perform, with Vadim Serebryany on piano, for the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series at Huntingdon College Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  DeLoach's career has included performances as lead vocalist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and appearances with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and is closely associated with the creation and performance of new American operas, including his own children's opera, Mooch the Messy, completed in 2008.  The concert is free and open to the public.

DeLoach's international career has brought him acclaim for performances such as the title role of Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, Opera Ireland; Schaunard in La Boheme, Seattle Opera; Nilakantha in Lakme, Tulsa Opera; and the French Ambassador in Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing, Bard Summerscape Festival.  He has performed recently as Maximilian in Candide with Musikfest Bremen, the Munchner Philharmoniker, and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as Jean in Philippe Boesman's Julie at Teatro Comunale di Bozano.  In the decade from 1996 to 2006 he performed with the New York City Opera as Count Almavivia in Le nozze di Figaro, Slim in Of Mice and Men, Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims, and Satyr/Citheron in Mark Morris' Platee, among many roles.  He has appeared regularly with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and in 1997 was voted unanimously as the first place winner of the inaugural Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. In 2004, DeLoach sang lead vocals on tour with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in their rock opera, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, with performances at Madison Square Garden and the Fleet Center, among other venues.

DeLoach earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and is a doctoral student at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas.  He will reprise his role as Slim in Of Mice and Men for the Utah Opera this season.

Pianist Vadim Serebryany's performances have won critical acclaim throughout North America, Europe, Canada, South America, Australia, and Japan. Serebryany, an assistant professor of music at Huntingdon, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Yale University. He performs regularly with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  The Department of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers P–12  teacher certification in instrumental and vocal/choral music as well as a music major and concentration in worship leadership.  Huntingdon's music ensembles include the Marching Scarlet and Grey, Huntingdon Winds (concert band), the Concert Choir, Huntingdon Harmony (jazz/show choir), Be Natural Quartet (barbershop), Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, and other small groups.  The College motto is "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service."  For more information on this concert or other upcoming events, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.

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Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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