Verdi Chorus To Champion Young Professional of The Walter Fox Singers

By David Salazar

The Verdi Chorus will present The Walter Fox Singers in “Love is Timeless” on May 4, 2019. The performance, which will take place at the First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica.

The Walter Fox Singers are the professional ensemble of the Verdi Chorus and are part of the Verdi Chorus’ mission to provide performance opportunities for young professional artists.

The ensemble is comprised of such artists as sopranos Tiffany Ho, Megan McDonald, and Sarah Salazar; mezzo-sopranos Charlotte Bash, Judy Tran Gallego, and Ariana Stultz; tenors Manfred Anaya, Elias Berezin, Thomas Hollow, and Joseph Gárate; baritones Mauricio A. Palma II and Andrew Walker; and basses Esteban Rivas, DeJuan Carlos and Raed Saade.

“I am thrilled to present the Walter Fox Singers in a concert of their very own,and I’m planning to have many more in the future,” Verdi Chorus Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchnum noted in a press release. “This is a very special group of exceptionally talented young professional singers. As the Founding Artistic Director of the Verdi Chorus, it is so important to me to not only nurture and foster the love of opera for both the community and the Verdi Chorus as a whole, but to also curate the next generation of operatic professionals. With an evening such as this, the Walter Fox Singers have the opportunity to develop and perform a variety of operatic and musical roles that will very likely be part of their future performance careers, and I know our audience will be delighted with the evening we have in store.”