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 2016–17 Performance Roster of the Providence Singers


Soprano I

Jen Dubois
Erin Flood
Lori Istok

Sammie Jennings
Rebecca Ladd
Kaiya Letherer

Julie Leviter
Samyukta Mallick
Marykate McCutcheon

Cat Monfette
Danielle Plouffe
Mell Roca

Harmony Salvas
Carrie Scheff
Olivia Vicente


Soprano II

Lisa Babbitt
Jennifer Baker
Anne Blissmer

Laura Bronwell
Bri DeRosa

Laura Kiesler
Alli McMillan

Jan Peters
Emi Uchida

Maria Wood
Beth Zarlengo


Alto I

Emily Atkinson
Stephanie Blatch
Randi Braunstein
Jan Breidenbach

Eileen Bristow Molloy
Dana Bruscini
Jerilyn Cranshaw

Elaine Cunningham
Sylvia Dee
Kathleen Gannon

Nikki Lawrence
Kathy Leveille
Mary Ann Moeller

Elizabeth Raines
Dianne Sass
Christine Wallis


Alto II

Jasmine Bright
Kyleen Carpenter
Pat Cristofaro

Betsy Dietrich
Beth Holmes

Liz Kaplan
Eileen Moser

Martha Nielsen
Elizabeth Williams

Joyce Wolfe
Donna Wulff


Tenor I

Joseph Burdick
Thomas Burdick

Jim Burress

Joseph Farias

Jake Kane

Patrick Turley


Tenor II

Neil Brafman
Mike Carnaroli

Nathaniel de Vries
Ted Doran

John Horigan
Amory Kisch

Justin Kisch
Mark Nickel

Raffi Rachdouni
Manny Sodbinow


Bass I

Jordan Anderson
Will Arvanites
Alex Dowgiallo

Myles Glatter
Dan Hendriksen
Josh Krugman

Brad Louison
Ross McLendon
Joe Runner

Ron Runner
Jim Salomon
Steve Tundermann

Josh Wilkin
Mike Zarzycki


Bass II

John Brooks

Joe Landry

David Parker

Ted Singsen

Wayne Wilkins