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SBU Choir, soloists to perform stage production Sunday at university’s Quick Center for the Arts

Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Rachel M. HarrisThe SBU Choir and soloists from St. Bonaventure will perform a musical production at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on campus.

Free and open to the public, “A Day in the Life” is a stage collaboration between students and Dr. Rachel M. Harris, a Lenna Visiting Professor this semester at the university.

“I’m having a blast working with these incredibly bright and talented students at St. Bonaventure,” said Harris, a freelance opera director based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Harris began her directing career in 1997 working with Boston University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

She is a resident artist stage director for Heartland Opera Theatre, Varna International Opera Academy, and Southeastern Louisiana University; and a former resident artist director at SUNY-Potsdam and University of Utah.

Harris’s freelance credits include Opera Louisiane, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Loyola University, Druid City Opera Workshop, Raven Summer Opera, Sam Houston State, and Louisiana State University. 

She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from LSU, a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from SUNY-Fredonia and a Master of Music in Opera from Binghamton University, in conjunction with the Tri-Cities Opera Artist Residence Training Program.

For more information on Harris, visit her website.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.