Meghann Vaughn, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Johnson, piano
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
I. At St Patrick’s Purgatory
II. Church Bell at Night
III. St Ita’s Vision
V. The Crucifixion
VI. Sea Snatch
VIII. The Monk and his Cat
X. The Desire for Hermitage
It Is Well with My Soul Spafford/Bilss, arr. Craig Courtney (b. 1948)
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
American Folk Hymn, arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
Cantata John Carter (1929-1991)
III. Recitative (“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”)
V. Toccata (“Ride On, King Jesus”)
Mezzo-soprano Meghann Vaughn, a versatile performer, is equally comfortable in operatic, solo, and ensemble repertoire. Ms. Vaughn has performed various solo and ensemble works with the Interchurch Center Choir and The Riverside Choir at The Riverside Church in New York City, where she has been an active member of the choir for twelve seasons. A North Carolina native, Ms. Vaughn is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music and holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Pianist Christopher Johnson is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed undergraduate and graduate studies at The Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Yale University. He serves as Director of Music and Organist at The Riverside Church in New York City and as Director of Chapel Music at The Interchurch Center.
From mid-September through May, The Interchurch Center sponsors a series of programs by professional artists from the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Programs range from string quartets to woodwind ensembles, traditional African folk music to Celtic songs and dances, medieval to jazz, vocal soloists to choirs, and emerging artists to established professionals. Director of Chapel Music Christopher Johnson arranges a broad spectrum of quality programming that is designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.