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Alvy Powell to perform recital at St. George's Chapel Feb. 24

February 8, 2013

Alvy Powell, originally from Cape Charles, Va., who currently sings for presidents in the Military District of Washington, will offer a recital in honor of Black History Month at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. George’s Chapel in Harbeson. This recital is one of many concerts throughout the year sponsored by the WaterWorks Music Ministries of The Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church & St. George’s Chapel.

Powell, still serving his country as an active-duty soldier, will be performing spirituals, art songs, opera and oratorio selections. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2008 singing the role of Joe in the concert version of “Show Boat.” He returned to Carnegie Hall in January 2009 singing a concert production of “Porgy and Bess.” Powell made his film debut as Balthazar in BBC’s production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” USA Today called him “incredibly magnetic,” the “center of gravity.” “A triumph at La Scala, Alvy Powell is Porgy, a perfect interpreter,” said Il Giornale. His interpretation of Porgy is on the newly released recording of “Porgy and Bess” with the Nashville Symphony on the DECCA label.

St. George’s Chapel is at 20284 Beaver Dam Road, Rt. 23 near Harbeson. The concert is open to the public, and a free-will offering will be taken. For more information call the parish office at 302-227-7202 or go to www.stgeorgeschapel.org.