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Coastal professors give faculty recital of arias

April 15, 2004

David Bankston and Patti Edwards will perform a concert of operatic arias on Monday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Edwards Recital Hall at Coastal Carolina University. The concert is free and open to the public. Featured will be arias from Siegfried, Romeo and Juliet, Le Cid Otello, The Magic Flute and Samson.

Bankston, associate professor of performing arts, has performed extensively in opera and musical theater, including leading roles in companies such as the Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera and New Orleans Opera. He has recently been involved in setting up the Guitars in the Classroom project at Aynor Elementary that provides guitar education to students and teachers alike, and will conduct a teachers guitar workshop this summer at CCU.

Edwards, a native of Georgetown, is director of the Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir. She has appeared with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony and the Brevard and Transylvania Symphonies. Edwards has performed roles with the Charleston Opera Company, Opera Theater St. Louis, Opera Unlimited, Opera Omaha, The Texas Gilbert and Sullivan Company and at the Brevard and Batiquitos Festivals. She taught at Bemidji State University in Minnesota, Charleston Southern University, the College of Charleston, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, and was a doctoral teaching fellow at the University of North Texas.

For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.