Why I sing

Mark Nickel | Tenor
I speak English and I can handle simple conversations in German, but music is a language I don’t fully understand. No one does. Often a piece I don’t like at first reading ends up capturing me. How did the composer pull me in? Why did it take me so long to find the music? And now, a week after performance, why can’t I get Irving Fine’s Pianola D’Amore out of my head?

“A splendid, well-conceived and well-executed tribute to the musical language and tradition of Benjamin Britten”



 





The 2017–18 Performance Roster of the Providence Singers


Soprano I

Liana Babich
Taylor Conner
Jen Dubois
Kelly House

Lori Istok
Becky Ladd
Kaiya Letherer

Miranda MacDonald
Samyukta Mallick
Marykate McCutcheon

Cat Monfette
Alexandra Nichols
Mell Roca

Heidi Seddon
Olivia Vicente
Abby White


Soprano II

Lisa Babbitt
Jennifer Baker
Bri DeRosa

Emily Hopko
Julie Leviter

Alli McMillan
Jan Peters

Emi Uchida
Maria Wood

Beth Zarlengo
Maggie Zarlengo


Alto I

Anne Blissmer
Jan Breidenbach
Dana Bruscini
Elaine Cunningham

Kathleen Gannon
Kelly LaValle
Kathy Leveille

Erin McDermott
Mary Ann Moeller
Elizabeth Raines

Dianne Sass
Rochelle Sides
Jenn Stermer

Lauren Sutton
Adria Updike
Christine Wallis


Alto II

Emily Atkinson
Eileen Bristow Molloy
Kyleen Carpenter

Pat Cristofaro
Fanny De Ruiter
Betsy Dietrich

Eva Gonzalez
Natalie Hartsfield
Beth Holmes

Liz Kaplan
Eileen Moser

Martha Nielsen
Joyce Wolfe


Tenor I

Chris Barker
Jim Burress

Nathaniel de Vries
Jake Kane

Max Littman

Patrick Turley

Chris Yothment


Tenor II

Neil Brafman
Mike Carnaroli

Ted Doran
John Horigan

Amory Kisch
Justin Kisch

Mark Nickel
Raffi Rachdouni

Carlos Rodriguez-Russo
Manny Sodbinow


Bass I

Jordan Anderson
Will Arvanites
Joseph Chima

Alex Dowgiallo
Myles Glatter

Dan Hendriksen
Josh Krugman

Ross McLendon
Ron Runner

Jim Salomon
Jason Sarte


Bass II

John Brooks
Marland Chang

Joe Landry

Brad Louison

Alan MacAdams

Ted Singsen