SMC to host Sarah Jane Gibbs for "An Evening of Love Songs"
SMC will host Sarah Jane Gibbs and friends for “An Evening of Love Songs” Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Gibbs Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
This is the second year that Gibbs, soprano, will perform on campus. This year, she will be accompanied by Katie Jo O’Neal, mezzo-soprano, and Mildred Roche on piano. The trio will perform a combination of English art songs, musical theater and jazz music that all focuses on love.
“In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be appropriate to move through all of the motions of love, even the trials and tribulations,” says Gibbs. “The event will begin and end light hearted with a roller coaster of emotions throughout.”
Gibbs attended SMC before transferring to Converse College, where she completed her bachelor’s degree and is now a graduate student in the music program. While at Converse, Gibbs has been featured in operatic and musical theater productions, including Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Vivienne in Legally Blonde the Musical, Canta Nuova in Impressario as well as the opportunity to be a part of many recitals and other performances. She is currently playing the role of Nellie in Converse Opera Theater’s Summer and Smoke.
“We are glad to welcome her home,” says Kris Neely, professor of art and director of the interdisciplinary studies program at SMC, which is sponsoring the event. “Her performances are always a lovely mix of elegant music, delightful fun and clever humor.”