Crane School of Music faculty recital scheduled for February 1 | St. Lawrence County


POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music invites the public to attend a faculty recital featuring soprano Margaret Chalker on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The joyous musical evening will feature Chalker and his colleagues Brock Tjosvold, piano; Steven Groth, baritone; and members of his vocal studio. During the concert, she will talk about her journey and perform a small sample of roles from her career.

Celebrating more than 50 years of singing, Chalker’s performance will include works by Handel, Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, Leoncavallo, Bernstein and Sondheim, as well as pieces by Chalker’s father, Ronald A. Cox, and his granddaughter. daughter, Mekayla Fountaine ’23, a Crane junior who studies in Donald George’s studio.

This event is free and open to the public. This performance will be streamed live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at concert time. To view the schedule and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

After a busy career that culminated in Zurich, Switzerland, where she was a member of the solo ensemble of the famous Zurich Opernhaus, Margaret Chalker returned to the United States and, in 2017, became a member of the voice faculty. from Crane School of Music. . She began her career locally with her debut as Barbarina in “The Marriage of Figaro” with the Syracuse Opera. Finally, she performed with many American orchestras and opera companies before being engaged by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf in 1985, then by the Opernhaus in Zurich, where she remained from 1987 to 2012.

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