The Episcopal Church of the Ascension - Hickory, North Carolina
Sun, Apr 30|
Concert & Evensong featuring soprano Alexandria McNeely and pianist Jeana Neal Borman
Join us for an evening of beautiful music and worship in a sacred space with soprano Alexandria McNeely and pianist Jeana Neal Borman. The half-hour concert will be followed by a service of Evensong. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected.
Time & Location
Apr 30, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
About the Event
Alexandria McNeely is a multifaceted soprano from Hickory, North Carolina. She is well-versed in a plethora of genres including; Opera, Art song, Musical Theatre, Oratorio, and Jazz. Her recent performances include Carly Speranza in the Hudson Dinner Theatre’s production of Madame Buttermilk, the Fairy Godmother in The Green Room’s production of Cinderella, Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld with Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Queen of the Night in Prague Summer Night’s production of Die Zauberflöte, Lilith in Eastman Opera Theatre’s production of Our Voices, and Diana in the Lenoir-Rhyne Playmaker’s production of Next to Normal.
In the 2022-2023 season, Alexandria became a resident artist with Opera Carolina and she joined the faculty of CCC&TI serving as chorus and voice studio director, and she is thrilled to be on the faculty of Hickory Arts and Piedmont School of Music and Dance as a voice instructor.
Alexandria has made it a mission to immerse herself in the musical community of Western North Carolina, singing for many area churches and weddings. Ms. McNeely is on the roster of the professional, Charleston-based, Taylor Festival Choir, and the Hickory Choral Society.
Jeana Neal Borman, collaborative pianist, has performed extensively for many venues and organizations. She is accompanist and coach at Lenoir-Rhyne university, where she assists in varied types of musical collaboration, from choir accompanying to vocal coaching, and recital collaboration. Jeana served as music director/accompanist for the education division of Opera Carolina for 10 seasons and for many years as music director at Hills Chapel UMC.
Jeana holds degrees from Emory & Henry College and Illinois State University and received further training at the Israeli Vocal Institute, and master classes with John Wustman and Joan Dornemann; she also worked as a rehearsal accompanist of opera productions under such conductors as Wolfgang Vacano and Fiora Contino. It is a pleasure to collaborate with Alexandria today in the charming program that she has selected.