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Join pianist Eugenia Cheng and soprano Nathalie Colas for Mélodies Francaises in the next First at Four (more on that in a minute!) music series concert. Featuring songs by female composers such as Cecile Chaminade, Nadia Boulanger, and Pauline Viardot, these highly acclaimed artists offer an intimate performance style. The concert will be in French, however French language skills are not required to enjoy this compelling music!

Cheng, a concert pianist, will accompany Colas who has been described as a “luminous soprano” with a voice that’s “floating, silky” and “hypnotic”. Nathalie was born and raised in Strasbourg, France and is a graduate of DePaul University School of Music and the Brussels Royal Conservatory. She completed her opera training at the Swiss Opera Studio/Hochschule der Kunst Bern, Switzerland.

Our very own Christopher Lorimer had this to say, “I have long been a fan of Nathalie’s, having known her when she was an undergraduate student. Over the last several years she’s made a name for herself in the Chicago area and beyond due to her incredibly beautiful voice, charming presence, interesting programming, and impeccable musicianship. The congregation was treated to hearing her this past spring when she sang the soprano solos in “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”

A goodwill offering from the performance will benefit the CROP Hunger Walk, a nationwide movement sponsored by Church World Service to raise funds to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world.

Performances always take place in the church sanctuary at 25 E Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540.

Please note, the CROP Hunger Walk is also on October 16 and therefore the performance will be at 4 p.m. (Consider this performance to be First at Four!)

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