Providence Singers names Kimberly Madden communications director
Kimberly Madden, most recently a marketing coordinator with NN Inc. of Attleboro, Mass., has begun work as director of communications for the Providence Singers.
The Providence Singers
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence Singers has appointed marketing specialist Kimberly Madden as its director of communications. Madden, a graduate of Roger Williams University, began her work with the Singers on Monday, July 24, succeeding Collette Royer.
“Kimberly brings an interest in vocal music and broad experience in communications and marketing to the position,” said MJ Daly, executive director of the Providence Singers, to whom Madden will report. “I am glad to have her as a colleague and look forward to the work ahead of us.”
In addition to its formal concert season, the Providence Singers commissions new work from composers, collaborates with other musical organizations including the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aurea Ensemble, and offers programs of choral education for singers of high school age. In her position, Madden will work to extend the reach of those choral education programs, develop new and larger audiences for the choral art, and deepen the Singers’ involvement with audiences and the communities it serves.
Madden earned her Bachelor of Arts (2006) and Master of Business Administration(2008) degrees in public relations and marketing at Roger Williams University, with studies in international relations at the Institute of Fine and Liberal Arts at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence (2005). She has held a variety of marketing positions, most recently as marketing coordinator with NN Inc., of Attleboro, Mass., where she coordinated digital and print marketing efforts for 17 manufacturing organizations worldwide. Her work at Staples.com gave her experience in e-commerce and social media marketing and brought her the Massachusetts Staffing Association’s Employee of the Year Award in 2012.
Music is an important interest for Madden, a jazz singer. She is the owner and executive music supervisor of The 24-Hour Music Project, an organization that produces and uses music to build awareness, raise funds, and increase community involvement for a variety of social causes in the Rhode Island area. The organization recruits musical artists who create and record new music during a 24-hour period — music that is put to work on behalf of a designated cause — and offer classes and workshops to stimulate community involvement.
Coming this season
- Baroque Brilliance | Saturday and Sunday, November 11 (Providence) and 12 (Bristol)
Baroque masterworks for chorus and orchestra, including music of Henry Purcell (Come Ye Sons of Art), George Frederic Handel (Zadok the Priest and Dettingen Te Deum), and Jan Dismas Zelenka (Magnificat).
- Messiah | Saturday, December 16, at The Vets (Providence)
Christine Noel conducts the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Providence Singers, and soloists in the eleventh annual performance of Handel’s masterpiece — a fresh reading informed by Baroque performance practice.
- Of Sea and Sky | Saturday and Sunday, March 10 (Cranston) and 11 (Bristol)
Majestic music inspired by the awesome power of the natural world, from Brahms (Vier Quartette) to works by current-day composers. The concert will include Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine and the U.S. Navy Hymn (“... for those in peril on the sea.”)
- Opera Choruses | Saturday, May 19 (Biltmore Hotel, Renaissance Salon)
A grand and glorious journey through the world of opera, done up in fine formal style as a gala concert to benefit choral performance and education: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, and several of their talented friends.