Music for the Journey
Free Concert with a reception to follow
On April 28, Sunday Evening at 6pm we will be presenting a concert with interaction from the artists and a question and answer segment allowing the artists to make gospel connections with the music presented.
Acclaimed baritone Steven Condy, Westminster Choir College voice faculty member, Robin Leigh Massie, and international performing artist, Benjamin Shute will be joining Benjamin Harding in presenting works by Bach, Barber, Hagen, and Liszt. The testimonies of these artists as they share this music will encourage and point audience members to the Lord.
There will be an opportunity to interact with the artists throughout the evening. Curious? Come and join us for this event.
Robin Leigh Massie, soprano, has established herself as a versatile artist in opera, concert and musical theatre. She made her New York City Opera debut as Flora in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of The Screw and has performed with Tulsa, Kentucky, Glimmerglass, and Rockland Opera companies. In musical theatre, Ms. Massie performed the role of Jellylorum in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s CATS in Hamburg, Germany. Other roles include Yum Yum in The Mikado, Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Laurey Williams in Oklahoma! and Lily in The Secret Garden. She has sung with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and with The Utah Symphony Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, conducted by Keith Lockhart. A native of Austin, Texas, Ms. Massie earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree in Voice/Opera Performance from Yale University. She is currently a member of the voice faculty at Cairn University and Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and is the Co-Director of the Vocal Intensive Study Program at the MasterWorks Summer Music Festival (www.masterworksfestival.org).
Steven Condy, baritone, has been critically acclaimed for his singing and acting abilities, performing with opera companies throughout North America. He made his European opera debut with the Spoleto Festival, Italy as Betto in Gianni Schicchi, a production that he originated with the Los Angeles Opera, directed by Woody Allen. He also performed the title role of Don Pasquale with Utah Opera, as Don Magnifico in La cenerentola with Portland Opera and Austin Lyric Opera and Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Washington National Opera. He has over 80 career performances in the role of Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, having performed the role with such companies as Shreveport Opera, Utah Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Houston Grand Opera. He recently returned from the University of Utah where he sang the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff as Artist-in Residence. Mr. Condy received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in both trombone and voice from the University of Hartford and Master of Music in Voice/Opera Performance from Yale University. He serves as the Director of Opera Workshop at Cairn University and is the Director of the Vocal Intensive Study Program at the MasterWorks Summer Music Festival (www.masterworksfestival.org). Upcoming engagements include the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado, and Intermountain Opera in Bozeman, Montana.
A native of Wilmington, violinist Benjamin Shute received early instruction from Kathleen
Hastings and Lee Snyder, under whose tutelage he made his concerto debut with Stephen
Gunzenhauser as well as many subsequent appearances as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber
musician in the mid-Atlantic region. Matriculating at the New England Conservatory, he studied
with Masuko Ushioda and participated in summer courses in Québec and Austria. Upon graduation,
he studied for two years with Rainer Kussmaul, first-concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker,
in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) before returning to the New England Conservatory as a doctoral
student of Lucy Chapman in 2009. Recent activities include serving as concertmaster of the Boston
Chamber Orchestra, adjudicator of the USA International Music Competition, founding director of the
NEC Baroque Orchestra, teaching assistant at NEC, and faculty member of summer festivals in the USA,
Europe and Asia. When not engaged in music, he writes for the Center for Gospel Culture and enjoys
He is grateful to perform on a violin by Agostino Facini (1732) thanks to the generosity of
Charles and Julie Cawley.