Classical Concert May 27th 1:00 pm

Fort Atkinson has the unique opportunity to experience a range of classical vocal and piano music, by Darius Sanders in a benefit concert on May 27 at 1 pm in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church.  Darius is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance at UW-Whitewater, with aspirations to earn a doctorate in music and share the joy of music with others through teaching and performing.

Darius has been selected via audition to participate in a five-week music program in Italy this summer.  Departing for Italy on June 10, he’s one of a small team of musicians from the United States and Europe selected to join a touring performance of the opera, Lucia di Lammermoor.  Darius will be playing the part of Lucia’s husband, Arturo.  In addition, during these five weeks, he will have voice lessons, attend master classes taught by world-renowned performers and receive intensive language training.  Donations from the May 27 benefit concert will cover the travel and education expenses of Darius’ participation in this international performance and education opportunity.

Amazingly, Darius shifted his career plans from nuclear physics to music after performing in Christmas Carol during his sophomore year in high school.  Since then, he’s performed in throughout the Midwest.  Among others, he’s performed in The Wedding Singer with the West Allis Players, Dido & Ænaeas with the UW-Milwaukee Opera Company, and Street Scene with UW-Whitewater Opera.