SUMMIT, NJ - Raised in Summit, mezzo soprano Gillian Hassert -- a performer who believes in telling amazing stories through song, acting, and dance -- will headline the final installment of the Central Presbyterian Church (CPC) Concert Series on March 18 at 12:15 p.m. in the church's Sanctuary.
Hassert will perform accompanied by Matthew Stephens on piano, collaborating to present Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).
Hassert is a 2012 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a degree in vocal performance. She has been pursuing musical theater in New York City and, while her background is in classical voice, she also excels in musical theatre, jazz, and operetta. In addition to theatre, she has a strong background in choral singing and has been a working church musician for the past seven years.
The CPC Concert Series and free and open to the public. Attendees may bring their "Brown Bag" lunch, with the Presbyterian Women of Central Presbyterian Church offering lunch for purchase.
Concerts are funded, in part, by grants from the Union County Republican Committee and the Summit Publican Area Foundation.
Central Presbyterian Church is located at 70 Maple Street.