Roosevelt André Credit to Perform at Tabor College, March 26

Tabor College’s 2020-21 Concert Series will feature an evening of diverse and vibrant song on Friday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. Roosevelt André Credit, bass/baritone, will share opera, art song, hymns, gospel, spirituals and musical theatre.

“I am thrilled to bring an artist of Roosevelt’s caliber and talent to Tabor College,” said Dr. Greg Zielke, Arts Director at Tabor College. “His performances are thrilling. I know our students will benefit from his masterclasses and working with him in choir.  I am particularly excited to see if this generates interest and ignites a passion for forming a Gospel Choir.  

Credit comes to us from New York City. His profound and spirited performances have served to shape his career both nationally and internationally. Credit was featured as a fisherman in the 2012 Tony Award Winning and Grammy Nominated Production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on Broadway. He has performed on and off Broadway, playing several roles in the Tony Award winning and national touring companies of Harold Prince’s Show Boat. In 2012 he received the Most Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award from Oregon State University, and was featured vocally in the Oscar winning movie 12 Years A Slave.

Credit has performed with the Chicago Opera Theatre, Birmingham Opera, New York Contemporary Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and was a featured soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Duke Ellington Orchestra during the Centennial Celebration. Credit was featured in Live from Lincoln Center’s PBS Broadcast production on Show Boat, and made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Schubert conducted by the late Maestro Robert Bass.

Operatic roles include Neborský in Dvořàk’s Dimitrij, Henry in The White House Cantata, Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, St. Eustace in Four Saints in Three Acts, Jim in Porgy and Bess, and Figaro in Le nozze de Figaro. World premiers and recordings include Elegies For the Fallen by Joyce Solomon Moorman; For The People by John W. Jones; Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music by Joshua Rosenblum; and Robert Greenleaf’s Under the Arbor, telecast by Public Broadcast Systems and most recently Is This America (premier), by Chandler Carter and Diana Solomon-Glover with the Santa Fe Opera.

Credit holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Oregon State University, a Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance, and a Master of Music in Conducting from Northwestern University. 

Joining in the performance will be the Tabor College Concert Choir and pianist, Dr. Sheila Litke.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $10.00.

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