Vocalist Alexandra Porter kicks off fall concert series at St. Philip’s in New Hope

Vocalist Alexandra Porter kicks off the fall concert series at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.

Porter is a dedicated performer, programmer, and supporter of contemporary music, and will perform “Etymology: Sound Becomes Speech Becomes Song.”

Recent performances by the soprano include George Crumb’s” Apparition” with pianist Andrea Lodge, the world premiere of Andrew Lovett’s opera “The Analyzing Engine” (Sally) at Princeton University, the world premiere of “The Bells” by Juliana Hall, the premiere of five commissioned works for her ensemble “Poor Puppet”, and as a featured soloist in the recording of John Luther Adams’  “Canticles of the Holy Wind” (The Crossing).

She has studied at New Music on the Point, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Nief-Norf Summer Festival. This summer, she performed at the first (R)evolution: Resonant Bodies program at Banff. A passionate educator, she is an adjunct voice instructor at Muhlenberg College. In Princeton, she runs Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, a recital series for new vocal music, now entering its fourth season.

The concert series will continue on Oct. 7 with the Bucks County Women’s Chorus, and every following Sunday in October.

The vision of the program is to create space where music can create a community which is open to all, regardless of income.

“New Hope is a community known for the arts and in a small way, we hope to build community through the arts” said Reverend Michael Ruk.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is located at 10 Chapel Road in New Hope.

The concert is open to all, with a free will donation at the door for the musicians and the outreach of St Philip’s Church.

For more information visit St. Philip’s online, or call (215) 862-5782.

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