Baritone James Martin has been performing for over 10 years, and will bring his operatic talents to Sun Valley when he sings at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Monday, July 6, at 8 p.m. Martin will be accompanied by Dorinda Rendahl. The show is a free concert with donations accepted for the Barry Keller Fund, which underwrites special music programs for St. Thomas Playhouse and the St. Thomas church choir.
Martin will sing 24 hymns, songs and spirituals, including a performance of "Emancipation's Jubilation." "Emancipation's Jubilation" was originally performed at Lincoln Center's Performing Arts Library for the Centennial Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. The program consists of songs, spirituals and hymns that President Lincoln adored.
Martin's recent highlights include roles in "Show Boat," "Chicago," "La Boheme," and "The Marriage of Figaro," participation in the New York Festival of Song at Carnegie Hall and singing as a soloist for Caritas Chorale's performance of Haydn's "Mass in Time of War."
A pre-show reception with wine, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 7 p.m.
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