Chamber Music Series: Bill McMurray, bass/baritone

Sunday, March 27, 2022 - Sunday, March 27, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

At Molnar Recital Hall

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series presents a concert by baritone Bill McMurray on Sunday, March 27.  Free and open to the public, the concert will take place in the Molnar Recital Hall of Wygal Music Building at 4:00 p.m., with doors open at 3:40 p.m.  Parking for the event is available along Race Street, beside Greenwood Library and Bedford Hall.


With more than forty operatic roles to his credit, Bill McMurray has been described as “a baritone with warm, rich tones and superb stage presence” by the Durham Herald Sun. Recent roles includeCount Almavivain Le nozze di Figaro and “Escamillo” in Carmen.  Walter Marini of the New Buffalo Times is quoted praising his portrayal of “Marcello” in Puccini's La Boheme as “a powerful actor who brings great elegance to the role. His singing is as fine as anything being heard in major opera houses today.” 


For the March 27 concert, Mr. McMurray will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Lisa Kinzer of the LU Department of Music.  The event marks a welcome return to Central Virginia for Mr. McMurray, as he has appeared in several productions by the Farmville Summer Garden Opera.  Most recently he performed to wide acclaim in the role of Figaro in the SGO’s production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville.  ​


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