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JLO's Midwinter Vocal Festival celebrates 25th season

...the joys of making music together. It's a tradition that many eagerly look forward to, said 25-year participant Lena Simmons - and one that comes at just the right time."You get Christmas over and done with - and for a lot of people, Christmas...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-02/jlos-midwinter-vocal-festival-celebrates-
Art
Auditions set for Tuesday for 'Palm Court High Tea'

...probably be piano and vocals, in a cabaret style," said Lena Simmons of Juneau Lyric Opera. "We envision people sipping...Horst at horsts@jsd.k12.ak.us or 780-5181, or Lena Simmons at 789-4604, or e-mail opera@juneau.com . The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070502/loc_auditions.shtml
News
Wrapping up 30 years, with Brahms

...contrapuntal rhythms. "It's a very difficult piece, far more difficult than I remember," said choir member Lena Simmons. "Brahms loved Bach, so there's lot of counterpoint in the fugues that Bach loved to do. But because he's part...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071405/thi_20050714028.shtml
This WeeK
Bringing the good time of 'Carmina Burana' to JDHS

...hear the heartthrob of the music." Eighty-four singers will perform, with Bill Hurr, Kathleen Wayne, Dan Wayne, Lena Simmons, Cheryl Crawford and Brett Crawford performing solos. Simmons, who will sing the solo opening to the "Court of Love...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071901/Ent_Carmina.shtml
Entertainment
Yahweh versus Baal

...Elijah" is one of the most complex and difficult choral pieces the opera has attempted, soloist and board member Lena Simmons said. Part of that is because of Mendelssohn's background. He was born in 1809, he died in 1848 and he trained...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081503/thi_opera.shtml
This WeeK
Thank You

...extraordinary), Jan Rumble, Dean, Kristen Whitehead, Karen, Rosie Alexander Isett, Benjamin Brown, Chris Clark, Lena Simmons, Cheryl Levitt, Jeff Brown, Andy Kline, Lydia Kline, Shannon Peach, Tracey Miller, Chelsea Miller, Lori Brotherton...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092801/Nei_thanks.shtml
Neighbors
Thank You

...for their hospitality, Hearthside Books for ticket sales, Heather Sincic from Hair Etc. for our hair and makeup, Lena Simmons for doing the program and poster, Wade Rogers for our radio spots, JDHS and Todd for lights, Tom Melville and Capital...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110503/nei_thanks.shtml
Neighbors
Vocal fest: mix of polished virtuosos, shy beginners

...in Ft. Worth and his doctoral degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Lena Simmons, a Juneau Lyric Opera board member who helped organize the upcoming festival, said every year attendance has increased...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122701/Thi_vocalfest.shtml
ThisWeek
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that it's difficult for an unamplified voice, such as a student actor's, to fill a room larger that 500 seats. Lena Simmons of the Juneau Lyric Opera said a 500Â seat auditorium would be the ideal size for community opera productions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011101/Ent_Perform.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Highway, and the rehearsal at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Northern Light United Church at 11th and A streets. Contact Lena Simmons 789-4604 or Allan MacKinnon at 789-0320 for more information. Performance includes ballet to hip-hop JUNEAU...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030200/Ent_briefs.shtml

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