Brevard College student Rachel Anthony presents her final degree recital and photography exhibition Friday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The two events are free and open to the public.
Anthony will perform in Scott Concert Hall, and music will include arias from Don Giovanni, Der Freischütz, and La Fille du Regiment, as well as songs by Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, and Roger Quilter. Following the concert, Rachel will give a gallery talk about her senior photography show in the Porter Center Mezzanine Gallery.
Anthony, a graduate of the Charleston County School of the Arts in South Carolina, has distinguished herself as a choral singer, musical theater and opera performer, photographer and scholar during her time at Brevard College. Her accolades on campus include being selected to perform in the Honors Recital for four straight years, sitting permanently on the Dean’s List, and winning awards from all three Fine Arts Departments. This year, she was selected as Outstanding Student Leader, Outstanding Music Major and Who’s Who Among Students.
Outside of school, Anthony has participated in several professional opera productions with the Asheville Lyric Opera and has been writing concert reviews as an intern with Classical Voice of North Carolina, a professional online arts journal. She was recently admitted to the Master’s Program in Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and will begin her studies there this fall.
“Rachel’s growth as a singer and musician has been remarkable,” said Kathryn Gresham, assistant professor of music. “Audience members will certainly delight in her virtuosic and nuanced performance.”