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WHEN: May 14
Noon - 1 PM
WHERE: Weinberg Ceremonial Lobby
Nancy Scimone knew from the age of six that singing would be her lifelong passion. With a commitment to sharing joy, hope and beauty through music, her distinctive vitality continues to reach listeners in both intimate soirées and enormous concert halls. A trained soprano who sings in six languages, her diverse solo performing includes transcendent cathedrals, Kansas farming communities, New York City clubs and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, where she performed as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra (2013). Her repertoire includes Bach, Handel, Mozart, Bellini, the French Romantics, and American art song.
Nancy Scimone is also an accomplished vocalist of 1930s and 1940s swing era music, having entertained with her Red Bird Ensemble at Smithsonian National Zoo galas, the U.S. Botanic Gardens, the Carlyle Club, DC Jazz Festival, Potomac River Jazz Club, L’Auberge Chez François, Alliance Française events and at DC's historic Henley Park Hotel.
She has toured with her original inspirational music to nearly 100 churches throughout North America. Her recordings of inspirational music (over 12,000 purchased) reach audiences worldwide. Nancy Scimone graduated with a degree in literature, with further studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The Art of Healing Series is made possible by the generous support of the Emmert Hobbs Foundation, Inc.