Cantata News

Amanda Clark Shines in Senior Recital at Mansfield

Congratulations to the Cantata Singers own Amanda Clark (alto 2013-2014 season), who completed her senior recital on Saturday, March 8th, at Pennsylvania's Mansfield University. Clark celebrated the occasion in special fashion with the world premier of a new composition by Cantata Singers music director Will Wickham with text by poet and Corning Community College professor Edward Dougherty. The piece, The Vow of the Maker, was composed specifically for Amanda by Wickham who worked with her in the Music Theory program at CCC before she went on to Mansfield. "Amanda is a wonderful musician," said Wickham, "with both the talent and the drive to succeed in the art." Clark sang in spectacular fashion on our December program as the soprano soloist in Dave Brubeck's La Fiesta de la Posada. She completed a full and challenging recital on the 8th that earned her a standing ovation from the many people in attendance.