Join the WVC for our second annual “Winter Sing”!
WVC (Virtual) Winter Sing: Carmina Burana
**RESCHEDULED** to Friday, February 5th at 7:30PM on Zoom
Register here (Zoom)
Come re-set after the holiday break with a choral favorite—as we sing through selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, led by our own Artistic Director Colin Britt. We’re also pleased to feature a wonderful trio of soloists—soprano Sonya Headlam, tenor Chris Georgetti, and bass-baritone Justin Beck.
Registration is $10 and can be purchased via Zoom at the link above. You can use your own score (if you have one) but if you don’t have one, no worries—we’ll show the score on the screen so you can follow along.
Sonya Headlam, Soprano
Soprano Sonya Headlam is an active soloist and ensemble singer of a diverse range of repertoire from the Baroque period to the 21st century. She is a CME Artist and a member of the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street.
Sonya performs regularly with the Vocalis Consort, a group of musicians devoted to sharing their passion for art song, and with the Raritan Players, a group that explores lost performance practices and repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. She joins the Raritan Players on the soon to be released recording, In the Salon of Madame Brillon.
Sonya received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where she has also worked as a Part-Time Lecturer in the Department of Music.
Chris Georgetti, Tenor
Tenor Chris Georgetti made his Broadway debut with The Phantom of the Opera (Ensemble & Piangi u/s) in March 2018. Prior to joining the longest-running show in Broadway history, he was an opera singer and sang with West Village Chorale every now and then! Chris also enjoys composing music when he’s not on stage. His beautiful arrangement of “The First Noel” can be heard on BCEFA’s Carols for a Cure (2019), a yearly compilation of Christmas and Holiday songs arranged and performed by the current Broadway productions!
Periodically, you can hear Chris chat about Star Wars and other geeky things on the I Heart Geek Podcast as a guest panelist. You also might hear him sing the National Anthem at the Prudential Center for his favorite hockey team, the New Jersey Devils!
Chris went to Rutgers…twice! He graduated with his Master of Music degree in 2015, and his Bachelor of Music in 2011. He also met his fiancée, Amanda, on the Banks of the Old Raritan. They’re getting married in October 2021.
Justin Beck, Bass-Baritone
Bass-baritone Justin Beck has had a varied career both as an opera and concert soloist as well as a choral singer. He studied music with a focus on vocal performance at the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas State University. He was a Young Artist at Austin Lyric Opera for two seasons singing roles in Gounod’s Faust, Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, and Verdi’s Rigoletto. He also spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival in their opera theater center. Additional opera credits include three seasons with Opera Company of Middlebury in Vermont performing in Massenet’s Thaïs, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers. Other favorite roles include Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Dr. Falke and Frank in J. Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, both with Opera Manhattan.
Concert highlights include Handel’s Messiah with the Austin Symphony, Berlioz’s Requiem with the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus under the baton of Robert Spano, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the National Chorale in David Geffen Hall, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Bard Music Festival, and R. Strauss’s Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Leon Botstein at Carnegie Hall. Additional engagements include concerts with Long Island Masterworks and Gregg Smith Singers.