Date(s) - July 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Regent College Chapel
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Stories from North Africa: A Soprano’s Tale
Artist-in-residence Tracy Fehr, a lyric coloratura soprano, will present an informal noon-hour concert of songs, stories and reflections. Join Tracy for a glimpse into her journeys to Tunisia and enjoy a sampling of music from benefit concerts presented in Canada, the UK and Tunisia. Hear the stories of single mothers and women at risk in Tunisia and learn about ACT’s livelihood project which helps to educate, train, and set up small home-based businesses for at risk women, often saving them from prostitution and abandoning their babies. And be inspired by the lives of saints who have been influential in Tracy’s faith journey and ministry.
A classical recitalist, Tracy is equally at home at the piano or singing a cappella and this concert will offer a rich tapestry of songs from 12th century Hildegarde von Bingen to 20th century Spirituals to an a cappella version of the Flower Duet! Joining Tracy will be her daughter, Jessica Fehr, a classically trained soprano and Regent alumnus.
About Tracy Fehr
Tracy has held numerous performances in Canada, Central America, North Africa and the UK. She performs with orchestras and chamber ensembles, and as a solo recitalist. She specializes in Early Music, Medieval to Baroque, and has recently begun a costume line, Medieval Fehr, to bring to life the women and their songs throughout the centuries. She has been featured on numerous radio/TV stations in Canada, the UK and in North Africa.
In addition to other humanitarian work, Tracy helped launch a livelihood program for women at risk in North Africa in 2008. Through sponsorship and donations, single mothers and disadvantaged women receive support and job training (www.actdev.org). Tracy promotes this project through A Song for Hope/Chansons Pour L’Espoir concerts and tours in Canada and abroad.
Tracy has extensive training in vocal pedagogy and the art of singing and offers vocal coaching at her Okanagan studio. She also presents workshops and clinics in Canada and abroad, and is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. She holds a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance (with distinction) from the University of Alberta and an A.R.C.T. in Singing, Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Tracy was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International in 2017.