Mathieson, C-SC faculty to perform as part of Quincy Sunday Music Series

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The Quincy Sunday Music Series opens its 2020 season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Unitarian Church, 16th and Hampshire in Quincy, Ill., with its “Carol Mathieson and Friends: Colleagues in Concert” recital.

CANTON, Mo. — The Quincy Sunday Music Series opens its 2020 season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Unitarian Church, 16th and Hampshire in Quincy, Ill., with its “Carol Mathieson and Friends:  Colleagues in Concert” recital.

Mathieson, a soprano and professor of music emerita at Culver-Stockton College, has been part of the Sunday Music Series for 45 years. She has appeared frequently in the Quincy area as a singer of opera and art song. Under Mathieson’s direction for several decades, the Culver-Stockton College Opera Workshop performed chamber opera at the college and in local schools through opera outreach. She has received the Abbott and Burlington awards for excellence in teaching. She serves on the boards of numerous arts organizations, including the Muddy River Opera Company and the Canton Area Arts Council. A certified church musician, she is a minister of music and has been the organist at Unitarian Church since 1977.

Mixing non-traditional music with a usual blend of classics and favorites, this year’s concert showcases the artistry of faculty colleagues and friends at Culver-Stockton College. They will be  performing in such diverse styles as a shakuhachi flute-inspired lyrical piece for soprano saxophone,  contrasted with a Brahms trio and familiar lyrical arias and art songs alternating with the freshly composed avant-garde.

Joining Mathieson will be pianist Dylan Marney, an associate professor in music at C-SC; tenor Scotty Allison, an assistant professor of music at C-SC; saxophonist Trent Hollinger, an associate professor of music at C-SC; mezzo-soprano Lisa Blake, an adjunct professor of music at C-SC; organist Rhonda Basinger; and violist David Hermann.

The Quincy Sunday Music Series is a venue for free musical recitals typically on the last Sunday of the month in Quincy churches. The public is welcomed free of charge.

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