- 2017 Summer Music Festival
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Timothy Maureen Cole has sung with opera companies in New York and New Jersey. With BONJ, she has sung The Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Damon in Handel's Acis and Galatea. She has also appeared as The Woman in Maestro Butts's setting of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Ms. Cole is also co-host of the popular podcast Not Just a Movie.
Tenor Kevin Peters has sung throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with chruch choruses and oratorio ensembles as well as with various opera companies including Atlantic Opera Festival, Princeton Opera Festival, Opera at Florham and Eastern Opera. He made his BONJ debut as Nerone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea. With BONJ, he has sung Gaston in La Traviata, Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and the tenor solo in Beethoven's Symphony #9. He is also an acclaimed lieder singer, bringing his warm interpretations to the songs of Franz Schubert.
Soprano Miss Seunghee Cha, was born in Seoul Korea, immigrated with her parents to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 9. At the age of 17, Miss Cha was the youngest singer to be accepted into The Julliard School of Music , NY in the Voice program.
Ms Cha has acquired many awards, incuding Regional Finalist /Metropolitan Opera Competition, Winner/Ibla All-Around Competition Foundation, Italy, First prize Winner/ MD Vocal Competition, Korean National Competition of Arts, MD
She has sung with Stuttgart Pegasus Ensemble, Hamburg Sinfonietta, Köln Kamerata, The Ulsan Philharmonic, Poland Copernicus Chamber Orchestra, Istropolitana Chamber Orchestra, Paris Festival Orchestra, and at the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago.
Her roles have inlcuded Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, Sophie in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and Zerina in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
the Wilde Wild West.
Don Sheasley has been one of New Jersey's leading baritones for several years. He has sung major roles with opera companies throughout New Jersey. Among his frequent collaborations with Maestro Butts and The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey have been the Count in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto in Verdi's Rigoletto, Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, The Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata. Don was featured as Ulysses S. Grant in the opera Mark Twain and the General (libretto by Jewel Seehaus-Fisher, music by Robert W. Butts).
Ann Urbanowicz is a registered nurse by profession with a life-long love and interest of music.
In her youth Ms. Urbanowicz studied piano and voice and was accepted as a voice major at Bridgeport University in Connecticut. After many years of pursuing her goals as a nursing
professional, Ann has resumed her voice training as a mezzo-soprano with internationally known operatic soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra.
She has sung the role of Third Lady in Opera Theatre of Montclair’s abridged version of The Magic Flute in community venues. Ann has performed the role of Mistress of the Novices in Eastern Opera’s performance of Suor Angelica.
In September of 2016, Ann made her musical theater debut as Augusta Tabor in the new musical: Wilde’s Wild West.
She joined Ms. Shoremount-Obra in a duet of Sull’aria on March 2,2013 at a benefit performance at First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack.
Alessia first sang with BONJ at the 2015 Summer Music Festival as soloist and member of the chorus for Handel's Acis and Galatea. He is making her first BONJ Cabaret performance. She is also a soloist and member of the chorus for the performance of Puccini's La Boheme. She is a student of vocal performance at The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She sings with Vox Nova Choral Ensemble.
Summer Cabaret - August 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Grace Church, Madison, NJ
Musical Selections by Mozart, Puccini, Webber, Weill, Lerner, Bernstein, and others
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