The Chester Library is offering residents a chance to join in a Zoom conversation with Chester native Angela Young Smucker, the talented mezzo-soprano who is singing around the world.
The virtual conversation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Register on the library's website, www.chesterpubliclibrary.com/events, and you will be emailed the Zoom access link on June 9. Call (618) 826-3711 for additional information.
Better known as Angie in Chester, Smucker is a descendant of Pierre Menard and Rocky Fiegel (Elzie Segar's inspiration for Popeye). She has traveled near and far to perform on the grand stages of amazing venues.
This will be your opportunity to learn about Angie's career and her amazing travels.
Angela Young Smucker has earned praise for her "rich mezzo" (Chicago Tribune) and "powerful stage presence" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and her performances in concert, stage, and chamber works have made her a highly versatile and sought-after artist.
Smucker has been a featured artist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, Oregon Bach Festival, Conspirare, Seraphic Fire, Haymarket Opera Company, Bach Collegium San Diego, Les Délices, Carmel Bach Festival, Newberry Consort, Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Third Coast Baroque.
She has also worked under the baton of esteemed conductors Helmuth Rilling, Hermann Max, Jane Glover, Phillip Brunelle and Rubén Dubrovsky.