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Prof. Jay White Performs in Seattle, February 24-26

February 11, 2011

48942February 11, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Countertenor Jay White, assistant professor of music at DePauw University, has been invited to perform in the Early Music Guild's premiere presentation of the opera, The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell. Performances are set for February 24-26 at The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, Washington.

White will perform in the role of Damon, a French aristocrat, in the fully-staged and lavishly costumed production. Included in the cast are four professional singers, eight professional early music instrumentalists, and a cast of nineteen dancers, including six children.

A former member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, White's singing has been praised by the Washington Post and described as "a voice with a full measure of passion." The professor has appeared with such ensembles as the Washington Bach Consort, the Folger Consort and Santa Fe Pro Musica as well as with members of the Smithsonian Players, Tafelmusik, and the Seattle and Philharmonia Baroque 51209Orchestras.  White's discography includes recordings on the Angel/EMI, Focus, New Albion, and Teldec labels.  He has also been heard on NPR and Public Radio International programs as well as radio broadcasts in eight foreign countries.

Having received his training at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University and the School of Music at the University of Maryland, White has taught at the University of Maryland, Columbia Union College (Maryland) and the University of Delaware, prior to joining the DePauw University School of Music faculty.

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