Baritone, Stephen Lancaster, and Organist, Kevin Vaughn will perform in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center on Sunday January 23, 2011. The free concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Stephen Lancaster is a versatile artist and teacher. He has sung operatic roles ranging from Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) to Schaunard (LaBoheme) in appearances with the Arbor Opera Theater, Motor City Lyric Opera, Great Lakes Lyric Opera, University of Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Notre Dame, and the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. He is assistant Professional Specialist in voice at the University of Notre Dame. In the summer of 2009, he served on the voice faculty of the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Perigord, France.
Mr. Lancaster appears frequently in concert, with credits including Haydn’s Nelsonmesse and Fauré’s Requiem with the South Bend Symphony, and has sung various concert roles by Vaughan Williams. A passionate proponent of the art song, he has made guest appearances at universities in the United States and Canada. Mr. Lancaster holds a D.M.A. in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, and has studied at the University of Notre Dame (M.M.), Moody Bible Institute (B.Mus.), and Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute.
Kevin Vaughn will be accompanist for Mr. Lancaster and will also be featured as a soloist on the organ. Mr. Vaughn recently made a guest appearance with the South Bend Symphony, and has performed solo recitals on the Fritts organ at Notre Dame, and the Fowler organ at St. Vincent de Paul Church. He performs as organist, conductor, or cantor for special ecumenical and diocesan events for the Diocese of Fort Wayne. Mr. Vaughn holds the degree of Master of Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame. He currently is Director of Music and Organist at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elkhart, and also serves as Dean of the St. Joseph Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
All are invited to attend.