LATROBE, PA – The 48th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series will continue on Saturday, Oct. 19, with a performance by pianist, composer and storyteller Jeanne Cotter. The 7 p.m. performance will take place in the Performing Arts Center in the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent campus.
Cotter is a singer-songwriter and liturgical composer who has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada with original piano works, inspirational songs and heartwarming, often humorous, stories about growing up in an Irish-Catholic family in Minnesota.
Called “one of Catholic music’s most gifted liturgical musicians” by Catholic Faith & Family Magazine, Cotter has inspired and taught audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years.
Cotter holds bachelor’s degrees in music (piano and vocal performance) and theology from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has also completed advanced studies in songwriting, contemporary vocal pedagogy and music business from the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles.
She has numerous recordings and music collections published by both GIA Publications and her own company, Mythic Rain Productions. Her albums include “Tender Hearted,” “Amber,” “The Old Gravel Road” and “What Child is This.”
Single tickets are available for $26. College, high school and middle school students are admitted free with valid school ID, while children aged 12 and under are admitted for free with adult supervision. Special group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
There will be a free meet-and-greet reception with Cotter following her performance, while a free shuttle will run between the designated parking areas and the Performing Arts Center before and after the concert.
Tickets can be ordered online or by calling the Saint Vincent box office at 724-805-2177.
Cotter’s is the second of six performances on the 2019-20 Saint Vincent Concert Series schedule. Future performances include Benjamin Baker (violin) and Daniel Lebhart (piano) on Saturday, Nov. 9; Nathan Lee, 2020 Bronder Prize for Piano recipient, on Saturday, Jan. 25; “Pennsylvania Pipes!” featuring organists Donald Fellows, J. Christopher Pardini and Wesley Parrott, on Saturday, Feb. 15; and “A Night of Intimate Chamber Music and Conversation” with Christopher Wu (violin), Susanne Park (violin), Andrew Wickesburg (viola) and Anne Martindale Williams (cello) on Saturday, March 14.
These performances are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The Saint Vincent College Concert Series was founded in 1971 by Fr. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., a concert pianist, classical music performer and graduate of Yale. Each year, Saint Vincent awards the Bronder Prize for Piano to an exceptionally-talented young pianist at the beginning of his or her career. Performers have won top prizes in national and international competitions and have performed on many of the world’s greatest stages. The series emphasizes the traditional chamber music repertoire, while artists of other genres have been featured, as well.
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