Voices Night Out to perform at CAG

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Clockwise, from left are Keith Rollins, tenor; Jason DuRoy, pianist; Beth DuRoy, soprano; and Ted Long, baritone.





The vocal group Voices Night Out presents an evening with Keith Rollins and Ted Long while introducing special guests soprano Beth DuRoy and pianist Jason DuRoy.

The group began in 2011 when several local, classically trained singers combined to form Voices Night Out. Its purpose is to offer listeners the experience of hearing the beauty of the trained voice, an opportunity many music lovers may not have.

The concert is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors over 65 and students. Children under 5 are admitted free.

Long is a local artist who may be found on stage as an actor, a singer or a director. He has performed a bit of everything, ranging from musical theater and opera to Shakespeare. By day, Long is an analyst at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Rollins has been surrounded by music throughout his life. He studied bassoon, oboe and voice at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Since being encouraged into the world of opera he has played roles such as Paul in Barab's "Toy Shop," Tamino in "The Magic Flute," Hermosa and Romboidal in "L'ile de Tulipatan" and in the ensemble of Henderson & Gioia's "Nosferatu." He is currently the theatre director at Murray County High School.

Beth DuRoy's vocal delivery has been described by "Classical Voice of North Carolina" (an online arts journal) as "bright and vigorous ... leaving one wanting to hear more." Her opera performances include Susanna in "Le Nozze di Figaro" and Despina in "Cosi fan tutte." She is the director of children's and youth music at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and an adjunct professor of voice at Covenant College. She holds a master of music in vocal performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Jason DuRoy has degrees in piano and organ performance from Bryan College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is assistant director of music and an organist at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. He teaches privately, is an adjunct faculty member at Lee University and has taught at Bryan College, Chattanooga State Community College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Cadek Conservatory and the Music Academy of North Carolina.

For more information, contact Guild music director Lisa Elders at (706) 259-1822 or lisae@creativeartsguild.org.

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