PIQUA – The Piqua Civic Band will continue its summer season at 7 p.m. July 20, with “A Grand Night for Singing!” a free concert at Fountain Park’s Hance Pavilion.
The concert will feature classic popular songs of the 20th century. The band’s guest performers for the evening will be vocalists Alicia Norris and Dr. David Sievers. Selections will include “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” “Getting to Know You” from The King and I, “Cab Driver,” “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, music by John Denver, Simon & Garfunkel, and much more.
Norris began her love of music at a young age through MGM musicals and her grandmother. She had the opportunity to study voice at the University of Dayton under the instruction of Dr. Sievers for six years. She is a 2010 graduate of Centerville High School and received her bachelor of education degree from the University of Dayton in 2014. She is excited to share her love of music and how it inspires the heart with everyone. She currently studies new music pieces in her spare time and sings in her church choir.
Dr. Sievers is an artist-in-residence of voice at the University of Dayton, where he teaches private voice and related coursework. Raised in Kennewick, Wash., Dr. Sievers holds a bachelor of music (summa cum laude) degree from Washington State University, a master of music degree from Boise State University, and the doctor of music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he taught voice and undergraduate vocal pedagogy.
Dr. Sievers has performed several of the most famed character tenor roles on stages throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest, as well as the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca (Italy). Active as a recitalist, he has been the tenor soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Carmina Burana, The Creation, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and Adolphus Hailstork’s cantata “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes.” He has appeared with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony, as well as the civic bands of Piqua and Lima. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Opera Association, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and Phi Beta Kappa.
A church musician since age 12, Dr. Sievers is the Pastoral Associate of Music and Liturgy at St. Luke Parish in Beavercreek.
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