Notre Dame College:
Saturday February 18, 2023 | 2pm to 8pm
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The Music Department of Notre Dame College invites local high school singers (grades 9 through 12) to participate in a collegiate Voice Day. Students will attend a masterclass with guest artist, Edward Vogel, baritone, and rehearse in a festival choir conducted by Professor Mark Laseter. The day culminates in a joint concert with guest artist, Edward Vogel and NDC’s concert choir!
NDC’s Voice Day will take place on Saturday February 18 from 2pm to 8pm. High school vocalists are invited to join NDC’s choir in a choral rehearsal exploring repertoire, solo vocal and choral technique. The afternoon includes a vocal masterclass which is open to high school singers as well as Notre Dame students. Following the masterclass, we will hold a Q&A with NDC music students, faculty, and our guest artist. The day will culminate in a performance from Edward Vogel (Treasures of British Art Song) and the combined voices of the NDC concert choir and our Voice Day attendees.
The event is free and open to the public! A meal will be provided for those who register. The deadline for registration is Friday February 10.
2023 Notre Dame College: Voice Day
Saturday February 18, 2023 | 2pm to 8pm
Schedule Of Events:
Saturday, February 18, 2023 | Administration Building
2:30pm: Group warm-up
3:00pm: Open choral rehearsal
4:00pm: Break for restrooms, water, social time
4:30pm: Voice masterclass with guest artist, Edward Vogel, baritone
5:15pm: Q&A panel
7:00pm: Concert, featuring Edward Vogel in recital, alongside NDC’s choir with Voice Day guests
Please email Mark Laseter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
NDC Director of
Mark Laseter enjoys a varied career as a vocalist, keyboardist, and educator. Recent engagements include projects with professional choral ensembles such as Seraphic Fire, the Portland Bach Experience, Apollo’s Fire, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Bach Collegium Fort Wayne, the Chattanooga Bach Choir, and Grammy Award-winning-ensemble The Crossing. Prior to his time in the midwest, Mark served as a choral scholar at Hereford Cathedral in the United Kingdom. There he enjoyed performances at the 2018 Three Choirs Festival, Buckingham Palace, and both the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City. Most recently, Mark was awarded first prize in the 2021 Audrey Rooney Vocal Competition from the Kentucky Bach Choir.
In addition to his singing, Mr. Laseter is an avid keyboardist. Previous collaborative piano engagements include a year in residence with the American Boychoir School, the 2018 National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Choir, the 2016 Tennessee All State Honor Choir, the 2015 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, the 2012 Southern Division ACDA Honor Choir, and concert and recital work at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Westminster Choir College, and Princeton University.
Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College and his Master’s degree in Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame where he was a student of Kiera Duffy.
Described by Opera News as “accomplished, stylistically informed,” and “sonorous,” baritone Edward Vogel finds his passion in performing early music, oratorio, and art song. Possessing a diverse solo repertoire spanning nearly ten centuries, his sensitive interpretations have been heard onstage with such orchestras as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Apollo’s Fire; Juilliard415; and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, as well as in intimate recital settings across the United States. He has sung as a soloist under the baton of conductors including Masaaki Suzuki, David Hill, Nicholas McGegan, and Jeannette Sorrell.
An avid choral singer who began his musical training as a boy soprano, Vogel has appeared with international ensembles such as Theatre of Voices, Bach Collegium Japan, and the Yale Schola Cantorum, with whom he has participated in recordings on the Hyperion label.
Edward received his Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, where he studied under tenor James Taylor, and was a member of the Yale Voxtet program. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.
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