AU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Presents Benefit Recital Featuring Mary Minott Burgess
The music department of AU’s College of
Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present a benefit voice recital,
featuring Mary Minott Burgess, Anderson native and renowned opera soprano, and
George Darden, former accompanist and assistant conductor, pianist and coach
for the Metropolitan Opera.
concert is given in memory of Mrs. E. A. Burgess, the former
Mary Minott of Charleston,
mother of Mary Minott Burgess and lifelong supporter of music and music
education. Mrs. E. A. Burgess maintained a large private piano studio from the late 1940s
until the late 1970s. She was also a member of the Anderson Piano Ensemble and
the Anderson Music Club, serving as president during 1979-1980. She was also
active in the Anderson Community Concert Association (forerunner of GAMAC). In
addition to being a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church, Mrs.
E. A. Burgess served as choir
director for decades, retiring in 1985. Also active in community affairs, she
was a charter member of the Anderson Woman’s Club and was a volunteer for Meals
benefit concert will take place Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm at AU’s
Daniel Recital Hall of the Rainey Fine Arts Center.
concert is open to the public and general admission is $10.00. Proceeds will
benefit the Vocal Pedagogy Laboratory of the Music Department. For tickets call
the Rainey Center Box Office at 864-231-2080.
is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist
Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the
Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in
America,” by U. S. News & World
Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in the South according to that
publication. Anderson has also
been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate
region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson
University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.