HOBOKEN—Kevin Maynor, an opera singer who critics say has one of the great bass voices of the century, will perform during a fundraising concert sponsored by The Hudson School.
The concert is set for Feb. 22, 7 p.m., at the Community Church in Hoboken, Sixth and Garden Streets. In addition to Mr. Maynor, The Hudson School’s Concert Choir, Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir, directed by Kerry Dunn, will all perform. The evening of operatic voices will also feature Hudson alumni Max DeFrancesco and Michelle Repella.
“Funds from the concert will be used to defray costs of the choir’s upcoming choral competition in Boston,” said Suellen Newman, founder and director of The Hudson School.
“What a thrill it will be to have Kevin Maynor, whose deep and resonant voice has graced opera houses around the world, perform right here in Hoboken,” said Newman. “And our award-winning school chorus is always a delight for the ear.”
Reservations, which are recommended, may be made by visiting the online reservation form. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. The public is cordially invited. Preceding the concert, guests are invited to enjoy coffee and desserts in the school’s cafeteria, just next door to the church.
Maynor has sung in some of the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls, such as the New York City Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France. Critics have praised him for his charismatic stage presence and his voice is such that critics have compared him to the all-time greats. Reviewing Maynor’s CD, “Paul Robeson Remembered,” a critic for Fanfare Magazine wrote: “This is a super voice, a voice to compare not only to Robeson but also to Alexander Kipnis, to Boris Christoff, even to Ezio Pinza — in other words to the very greatest bass voices of the century.”
The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on the arts. The school’s need-blind admissions policy assures that its doors remain open to the families of every qualified child regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman, founder and director, at 201.659.8335, ext. 107, or visit https://thehudsonschool.org/.
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