Music Matters Lecture Series Featuring Karen Albert
J.S. Bach's Lutheranism deeply impacted his life in many ways, including his musical compositions. During a free Music Matters Lecture Series guest lecture entitled "Mercy, Love and Pain: Exploring Theological Perspectives in the Arias of J.S. Bach," Karen Albert will examine arias from a sample of his major vocal works, discussing how they reveal interesting theological perspectives that are still relevant today.
About Karen Albert
Karen Albert is an emerging professional vocalist currently residing in Grand Rapids, Mich. She holds a master's degree in musicology from Michigan State University where she researched and performed music from the French Canadian folk song repertoire. Her recent performances include Edward Elgar's "Sea Pictures" with the Gaylord Community Orchestra. She also made her Mozart Requiem debut this past spring, performing the alto solos. Karen has been a student at the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute at Aspen Music Festival, and she is now a choral scholar at historic Park Church in Grand Rapids. Her upcoming performances include the role of Mrs. McClean in Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" with the West Michigan Opera Project. Karen will graduate with a master's degree in voice performance from Central Michigan University this May.