CANNON BEACH — Music Lasts A Lifetime, a Cannon Beach voice and piano studio, will feature bass-baritone Deac Guidi in recital 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Cannon Beach Community Church (132 E. Washington St.).
Guidi has prepared sets of vocal pieces by Aaron Copland, Roger Quilter, Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, George Lynn and Kathleen Freiberger, all of which present a delightful array of subjects and emotions.
The Ravel and Poulenc pieces are, of course, in French, but the remainder is in English. Translations are provided for the French pieces so audience members understand what is being sung.
“The music and the texts are earthy, imaginative, clever, puzzling and beautiful, and are as fun to hear as they are to sing!” Susan Buehler, instructor of Music Lasts a Lifetime, said. “Listening to this music sung well is an uplifting way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon.”
The Community Church recently purchased a stunning Steinway grand piano so audience members will enjoy not only Guidi’s outstanding voice but the instrument as well.
Guidi teaches at Clatsop Community College and has studied voice with Buehler for five years. Some of his operatic roles include Leporello in “Don Giovanni”; Harasta in “The Cunning Little Vixen”; Papageno in “The Magic Flute”; Count Rodolfo in “La Sonnambula” for Tacoma Opera; Benoit in “La Bohème”; Haly in “L’italiana in Algeri”; and The Man with the Cornet Case in “Postcard from Morocco” for Portland Opera. As part of the Astoria Music Festival, he sang the role of Bartolo in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.”
Tickets for the recital are $10 and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 503-436-0378. Students 16 and under admitted free.