The Cameron University Department of Music is proud to present guest vocalist Christian Logan Morren, soprano, at Sunday, November 2 at 8 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall in the Music building of the CU Fine Arts Complex. Ms. Morren, accompanied by Doris Lambert on piano, will perform "Exsultate, Jubilate" by W. A. Mozart, a set of Brahms' arias, "The Shining Place" by Lee Hoiby, and "Susanna" by Carlisle Floyd. Admission to recital is free; donations to the Cameron University Music Foundation will be accepted. For further information, call the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
This recital is presented as part of the Leta Mae Smith Guest Artist Series, which recognizes the continued artistry of Cameron University graduates as they have developed into their own unique music careers.
Christian Logan Morren is a 1997 graduate of Cameron University where she excelled in her vocal musicality and earned the Bachelor of Music degree. A former Miss Lawton, she subsequently received her Master of Music degree from Oklahoma City University. Ms. Morren is currently finishing her DMA at the University of Oklahoma where she is a student of Metropolitan Opera baritone Kim Josephson.
She is well-versed in both oratorio and opera, performing roles such roles as Violetta in "La Traviata," Susanna in "Le Nozze Di Figaro," Euridice in "L'Orfeo," Lauretta in "Gianni Schicci" and Anne in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Ms Morren's oratorio credits include the Mendelssohn "Elijah", Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony", Verdi's "Requiem," Fauré's "Requiem," Handel's "Messiah," Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" and the Rutter's "Requiem." She has also appeared professionally as a soprano soloist with the Wyoming Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Utah Festival Opera Company and the Tulsa Opera Company. Ms. Morren, a two-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, won first place in the Naftzger art song competition, has earned a University of Oklahoma Dame Eva Turner award for excellence in singing and is a two-year Benton Schmidt vocal award winner. She teaches on the faculties of Oklahoma City Community College, Mid-America Christian University, and Southern Nazarene University.
October 28, 2008