On Friday, August 11, 2017, Tiernan Chase will perform a “first look” recital of classic music at the Edward King House.  The concert will benefit the Edward King House Senior Center with a goodwill offering.

TIERNAN CHASE is a rising senior at Providence College, in Providence R.I., Tiernan Chase recently made her New York debut with New York Lyric Opera Theatre in the role of Papagena (The Magic Flute) in June. Ms. Chase has performed in her college’s Opera Workshop scenes concert in the roles: debut the role of Serafina in an original 1 act operetta by composer Michael C. Kregler, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and 1st knitter in Seymour Barab’s operetta “Game of Chance.” She is a featured soloist with her Providence College choirs, solos include Haydn’s Missa Brevis – Benedictus, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the the Lamb, John Corigliano’s Fern Hill. she will continue her classical training after

After graduation, she will continue her classical training and hopes to pursue a career in opera.

“As a musician it is always an honor, and most importantly a privilege to share with my community the work I am doing in school and beyond,” said Chase. “ I will always be a “Newporter” wherever my life journey will take me, and I will always be forever grateful to the people in this small piece of paradise who have nurtured me since I was 8 years old and singing at St. Mary’s. This recital is not to honor me, rather it is a gift to all those who appreciate the art of classical voice and who wish to share a moment in celebration of the accomplishments of a simple “island girl” from the “Fifth Ward” with a song in her heart that desperately needs to be sung.”

Chase’s full recital is planned for December 2017 and will be performed at Providence College.

Those interested in attending this event are asked to make a reservation through the Center’s website, www.edwardkinghouse.org, or by calling the Center at 401-846-7426 as seating is limited.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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