Why I sing

Mark Nickel | Tenor
I sing partly for the discoveries. I didn’t care for the music of Benjamin Britten until Julian Wachner took us through Rejoice in the Lamb in 1996. It was stunning. Once I understood how to handle the complex meters — 5/8, 9/8, 11/8 — a whole world opened up. The War Requiem (2012) was a life-altering choral experience. We got to sing Rejoice in the Lamb again in Christine Noel’s first season.

“But it was the Orff that drove a packed house wild, in part because of a sizzling performance that combined a huge orchestra with the Providence Singers and the Rhode Island Children's Chorus”



 





The 2018–19 Performance Roster of the Providence Singers


Soprano I

Lily An
Liana Babich
Kristen Choiniere
Taylor Conner

Jen Dubois
Amanda Gelinas
Lori Istok
Jill Kimball

Becky Ladd
Samyukta Mallick
Marykate McCutcheon
Cat Monfette

Danielle Plouffe
Cecily Rea
Mell Roca

Heidi Seddon
Olivia Vicente
Abby White


Soprano II

Angelica Alvarez
Lisa Babbitt
Fiona Calberson

Cassandra Conte
Bri DeRosa
Emily Hopko

Meghan Hurley
Julie Leviter
Alli McMillan

Jan Peters
Corey Thibodeau
Laura Wilkins

Maria Wood
Beth Zarlengo
Maggie Zarlengo


Alto I

Anne Blissmer
Jan Breidenbach
Dana Bruscini
Elaine Cunningham

Natalie Dreyer
Kathleen Gannon
Kelly LaValle

Kathy Leveille
Alexa MacMullen
Erin McDermott

Mary Ann Moeller
Dianne Sass
Lauren Sutton

Rachel Swift
Adria Updike
Christine Wallis


Alto II

Emily Atkinson
Kyleen Carpenter
Stephanie Cournoyer

Pat Cristofaro
Betsy Dietrich
Eva Gonzalez

Beth Holmes
Alyssa LaMothe

Eileen Moser
Martha Nielsen

Joyce Wolfe
Roz Young


Tenor I

Chris Barker
Jacob Chippo

Jake Kane

Max Littman

Alec Saxe

Jordan Sousa


Tenor II

Neil Brafman
Jim Burress
Mike Carnaroli

Ted Doran
Amory Kisch

Justin Kisch
Mark Nickel

Raffi Rachdouni
Manny Sodbinow

John Stone
Chris Yothment


Bass I

Jordan Anderson
Will Arvanites
Dylan Bowden

Alex Dowgiallo
Myles Glatter

Dan Hendriksen
Josh Krugman

Ross McLendon
Ron Runner

Jim Salomon
Mike Zarzycki


Bass II

John Brooks

Joe Landry

Brad Louison

Ted Singsen