New Recital Season Begins with Patrice Jegou
Release Date: 9/7/2001. Expired: 9/10/2001
As summer winds down and autumn approaches, it’s time once again for The Renaissance Center’s Recitals in the Rotunda series.
Set for 7 p.m. every other Monday Sept. 10 through Dec. 17, this season’s events will bring an exciting mix of music that will enrich and entertain audiences in the center’s Rotunda with free performances.
The schedule for this season includes:
Mezzo soprano Patrice Jegou and friends for “An Evening of Eclectic Entertainment” Sept. 10;
Peter McHugh and the University of Louisville String Quartet, which also includes the master class 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 24;
Lea D. Summers, soprano, Oct. 8;
Don Aliquo and the MTSU Jazz Band Oct. 22;
Michael DeBruyn, cello, Nov. 5;
Ted Wylie, tenor, and Carol McClure, harp, Nov. 19;
Nashville Chamber Singers Dec. 10, and;
A festival of Christmas music Dec. 17.
Kicking off the series Sept. 10 is mezzo-soprano Patrice Jegou. Jegou’s singing debut was as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” Since then, she has graced stages in three countries.
Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Jegou has been singing for the past seven years, but her background is in figure skating.
She moved to the United States for graduate studies in music and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Nashville’s Belmont University. Her additional studies include L’Univeriste du Quebec a Chicoutimi; Ecole de langue francaise et de culture quebecoise.
She has performed with the Calgary Opera Company, Debut Opera Company, Loose Moose Improv Theatre, Calgary Ice Theatre, and Richard Porter Productions Las Vegas.
Her opera roles include Mrs. Olson in Kurt Weill’s “Street Scenes,” Baba in Menotti’s “The Medium,” the witch in Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” First Prioress in Poulenc’s “The Dialogues of the Carmelites,” Cherubino in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” and Gontran in Chabrier’s operetta “The Unfinished Education.”
Jegou has also performed as alto soloist in Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy,” and Handel’s “Messiah.” She is especially proud of her collaborations with Canadian multi-media artist Ken Doren and has recorded two digital opera projects for him.
Jegou currently coaches figure skating in Nashville and has skated professionally in Canada, New Zealand, and was a skating showgirl in the ice show “Hollywood on Ice” in Mexico.
In addition to working as a music researcher for Roger That Productions in Nashville and Cort Casady Entertainment in Los Angeles, she enjoys teaching her private voice and skating students.
Admission for the recitals is free. For more information call The Renaissance Center at (615)740-5600.
The Renaissance Center is located at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.
Visit the Events - Concerts and Recitals page for more about musical performances.
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