March 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM
SUMMIT, NJ - Tenor Axel Anderson will be the featured performer at the Central Presbyterian Church (CPC) Spring 2014 Concert Series performance March 14, at 12:15 p.m. The series is presented in the CPC sanctuary, located at 70 Maple Street.
Accompanied by pianist Dr. Charity Wicks, Anderson will sing a program of African-American spiritual music arranged by H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949), the noted classical music arranger, composer, and singer.
Anderson is a Summit resident and leader of the tenor section of CPC’s Motet Choir. As a student at Summit High School, he studied first with William Dembaugh, vocal coach in New Providence; then at 17 he was accepted into the studio of Eduardo Valdes of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He attended Manhattan School of Music, where he trained in vocal performance with Mark Oswald and Joan Caplan.
Wicks earned degrees at Temple University and Manhattan School of Music before launching an illustrious career on Broadway and at churches around the Northeastern United States. She is director of music ministries at CPC.
Sandwiches are sold in the church kitchen before each concert. Other concerts in the spring series, include:
March 21 at 12:15 p.m. – Project SIS – Cello and violin duo of sisters Christine Kim and Pauline Kim Harris
March 28 at 12:15 p.m. – The Balladeers and Buttondowns, Pingry School’s select women’s and men’s ensembles
Lunches are made possible by the Central Presbyterian Women, and the concert series is made possible in part by a grant received from the Summit Area Public Foundation.
For more information, visit the CPC website, www.centralpres.org, or call 908 / 273.0441.