Lyceum Presents Soprano Sheryl Woods in Concert

Siloam Springs, Ark (October 14, 2002) — As part of its ongoing Lyceum concert series, the John Brown University music department will present soprano Sheryl Woods in concert on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Jones Recital Hall on the campus of John Brown University. Admission is free and open to the public.

Miss Woods comes to JBU after recently completing a series of performances in the opera “Dead Man Walking” at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Her program at JBU will include selections from “Dead Man Walking,” as well as music by Henry Purcell, Hugo Purcell, Giacomo Puccini and Francis Poulenc.

Sheryl Woods first came to national attention when, as an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera, she stepped in to replace the leading lady in “Le Comte Ory.” Subsequently, Miss Woods has appeared in most of the country’s major and regional opera houses in roles ranging from Gilda, Lucia, Violetta and Marguerite to Virginia Poe in Dominic Argento’s “Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe” and Blanche in “Streetcar Named Desire” by Andre Previn.

A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Miss Woods is a winner of the Dealey Award from the Dallas Morning News and the Diva Award from the New York City Opera. She was also named Artist of the Year by both the Pittsburgh and Washington Operas.

For more information about this concert event, contact the JBU music department at (479) 524-7154. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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