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Stanley Warren and Keith Critcher Perform in Recital Oct. 1

BOONE – Tenor Stanley Warren and pianist and Boone native Keith Critcher will perform in Appalachian State University School of Music’s Organ and Sacred Music Recital Series Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center.

There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.

The program features three sections based on New Testament text with themes of faith, hope, and love.

“Faith” contains pieces by Felix Mendelssohn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Thiman and Nicholas Brodzsky.

“Hope” features works by Craig Courtney, Charles Gabriel, Erick Thiman and Johann Sebastian Bach.

“Love” includes pieces by Benjamin Britten, K. Lee Scott, Michael T. Smith and John Ness Beck.

Warren studied at the Eastman School of Music with Jan DeGaetani and in England with Sir Peter Pears, where he made his debut at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Warren is an accomplished interpreter of the works of Bach and Britten and has appeared with many choirs and festivals at home and abroad.

He is an associate professor of voice at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas.

Critcher is a musician in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. He has toured nationally and internationally and has accompanied a variety of vocalists, instrumentalists, choral ensembles, musical theater and ballet companies.

He is the son of Carlton and Ester Critcher of Boone and a 1983 graduate of Appalachian.

He studied piano with Dr. Allen Kindt and bassoon with Dr. William Spencer. He earned a master of music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.