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Patricia Kent

Patricia Kent

  • Lecturer in Voice, Music

Education & Professional History

At Carleton since 2004.

Courses Taught This Year

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Music

PATRICIA KENT (Voice) received the D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota and has performed in the Midwest and on the East Coast in repertoire from medieval mystery plays with alumni of the New York Pro Musica, to concert work such as Verdi's Requiem with the Wooster (OH) Symphony, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Mahler's Second Symphony with the Duluth Superior Symphony, and Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under Christopher Hogwood. Kent has also performed as soprano soloist with the SPCO under Joel Revzen, Hugh Wolff, and John Harbison, and with the Minnesota Orchestra under Joseph Silverstein. She has sung with many regional organizations, including the Lyra Concert, the Rochester Symphony, the Macalester Festival Chorale, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, and Ex Machina. In 1999, Kent made her European debut in the London performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah under conductor Benjamin Pope. Patricia has recorded a compact disc of the songs of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, with pianist Robert Koopmann, OSB entitled "All in the Family." She has also recorded a CD of French chansons with pianist Roderick Kettlewell.

Choral and Vocal Music

Patricia Kent has performed in the Midwest and on the East Coast in repertoire from medieval mystery plays with alumni of the New York Pro Musica, to concert work such as Verdi's Requiem with the Wooster (OH) Symphony, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Mahler's Second Symphony with the Duluth Superior Symphony, and Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under Christopher Hogwood. Kent has also performed as soprano soloist with the SPCO under Joel Revzen, Hugh Wolff, and John Harbison, and with the Minnesota Orchestra under Joseph Silverstein. She has sung with many regional organizations, including the Lyra Concert, the Rochester Symphony, the Macalester Festival Chorale, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, and Ex Machina. In 1999, Kent made her European debut in the London performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah under conductor Benjamin Pope. Patricia has recorded a compact disc of the songs of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, with pianist Robert Koopmann, OSB entitled "All in the Family." She has been a member of the voice faculty at CSB/SJU for 18 years.

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