Lakeisde Religious Life Music Presents C. Andrew Blosser & Emily Rogers

Posted on July 16, 2014

C. Andrew Blosser, tenor, and Emily Rogers, mezzo-soprano, will present special music throughout the day on Sunday, July 20.  

The pair will begin their morning singing at the 8:30 a.m. Dockside Worship Service.

At 10:30 a.m., they will sing with the Chautauqua Choir at the Hoover Community Worship Service.

Blosser and Rogers will then present a recital at 3 p.m. at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

Following the recital, the audience will have the opportunity for questions and answers with the artists.

Blosser, a native of Belle Center, Ohio, has performed roles in opera and musical theatre. He has also presented master classes and recitals throughout the U.S., Austria, Hungary, Poland and Switzerland. 

Blosser received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education from the Conservatory of Music at Capital University, a Master of Music in Voice Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Ohio State University (OSU).

He has served on the faculty of Capital University, Muskingum University and OSU.

Blosser has been a featured artist with orchestras, as well as wind and choral ensembles for concerts and oratorio performances.

As the winner of OSU’s 2008 School of Music DMA Concerto Competition, Blosser performed Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “On Wenlock Edge” with the university’s symphonic orchestra.

He has performed George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” annually with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and was featured in the world premiere of “Te Deum” by British composer Patrick Hawes at the Lancaster Music Festival.

Blosser is currently a vocal professor at OSU. He is currently the          tenor soloist and section leader at First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio, where he sings in the Chamber Singers and Chancel Choir. Blosser is also seen on their weekly television broadcast, “First Edition.”

He holds professional memberships with the National Association of Teachers of Singers, the Ohio Music Education Association, the American Choral Directors Association, Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society and Phi Mu Alpha.

Emily Rogers has been a featured soloist in performances of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Camille Saint Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio,” Vivaldi’s “Magnificat,” Handel’s “Messiah” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” 

Her opera repertoire includes the roles of the Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Prince Orlofsky in “Die Fledermaus,” Fortuna in “L’incoronazione di Poppea” and Mrs. Page in “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Rogers is a native of Jackson, Miss. She earned her Bachelors in Music Education from Mississippi College in St. Clinton, Miss., where she studied with Dana Rice.

She earned a Masters of Music in vocal music from OSU, where she studied with Karen Peeler.

Some of Rogers’ professional achievements include the 2006 Ohio State School of Music Concerto Competition winner, the Bliss Johnson Virago Award for Outstanding Musicianship and soloist for the 2006 OSU Commencement Ceremony.

She has performed with Opera Columbus and is currently the alto soloist and section leader for the First Community Church Choir. Rogers is also seen on their weekly television broadcast, “First Edition.”

She is an active artist and educator in the Columbus area.  

The next Religious Life music recital will be on Sunday, Aug. 10, with the Phoenix Wind Project.