First Presbyterian Church honors the late Ed White, former Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at the University of Alabama, with a new commissioned chancel opera (based on II Kings, Chapter 5) by Alabama composer, K. Lee Scott. Mr. White and his wife Karen were active members in the music program at First Presbyterian for many years.
Join us for the World Premiere of Naaman in the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM, with composer K. Lee Scott conducting. Duration is approximately 80 minutes.
A chancel opera is designed to be performed in a church; the genre is highly specialized, with the most famous being Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
Former students of
Mr. White’s return to Tuscaloosa from all across the country to help honor
their mentor, having been cast in all of the major roles. Even more singers
from the White Studio join FPC’s Sanctuary Choir in the Chancel Opera Chorus,
will be directed by White’s best known protégée Dr. Everett McCorvey. The
production also includes a chamber orchestra of strings, winds, and percussion.
The church is located at 900 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. Admission is free.
NAAMAN (pronouncing as Nay-uh-men)