NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Join the Rutgers University community at the Kirkpatrick Chapel on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. for a special concert with internationally renowned soprano Julianne Baird and the Lord Camden Chamber Players as they perform the pieces enjoyed by the Founding Fathers of the United States. 

Led by Dr. Baird, the Lord Camden Chamber Players will perform the music that our great founders actually enjoyed. As the United States embarked on its first steps into the world of nations, its composers and artists began to express, what Ben Franklin called, “the American Muse.”

Julianne Baird, soprano, has been hailed as “one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced.” She maintains a busy concert schedule of solo recitals and performances of baroque opera and oratorio.

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Ms. Baird has also appeared as soloist with many major symphony orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi, the Brooklyn Philharmonic under Lukas Foss, the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and, in the 2000-2001 season, the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Dr. Baird is a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University-Camden. Recognized internationally as one of the few who can both demonstrate the full range of the singer’s art and explain it, Dr. Baird is regularly asked to provide master classes at universities and music schools throughout North America.

She also reaches large audiences through regional and national broadcasts including a recent featured interview on Terry Gross’ internationally syndicated “Fresh Air.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for Rutgers University students, $15 for staff and $20 for the general public. For more information, please visit winter.rutgers.edu/juliannebaird

Kirkpatrick Chapel is located at 81 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ. For directions and parking go to: kirkpatrickchapel.rutgers.edu/visit-us