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Attention: Music Lovers!

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Shallowford’s own, Angela Lamar, soprano, and Mac Frampton, pianist, and Derek Matthews, pianist, in an intimate recital in the Chapel at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023. A Midwinter Recital includes works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, John Ireland, Harriet Kendall, Claude Debussy, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Admission is free, and donations will be collected to support continuing collaborative efforts with other local musicians.

Derek Matthews, piano

Derek Matthews is a computer engineer for SAP and an international award winner for his work with knowledge management. He is also President and CEO of BeyPixels, LLC, and co-developer of Family Roll Call. A pianist since age 6, Derek is a two-time state winner of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association piano competition. He was the associate director and keyboardist for Zephyr Instrumental for ten years and most recently performed with The Atlanta Opera’s production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Derek has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University.

Angela Lamar, soprano

Angela Lamar is passionate about exposing new audiences to opera and art song, and challenging the perceptions of those who regularly attend through her innovative artistry and versatile technical abilities. Angela recently completed her Master’s Degree at Louisiana State University under the tutelage of renowned tenors Robert Grayson and Paul Groves. During her time at LSU, she prepared the roles of Dorabella in Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’, Blanche in Poulenc’s ‘Dialogues des Carmelites,’ and La Ciesca in Puccini’s ‘Gianni Schicchi’. Angela completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Colorado State University under the instruction of Dr. John Carlo Pierce…keep reading.

Mac Frampton, piano

In nearly fifty years as an entertainer, performing over 4,000 concerts worldwide, Mac Frampton has remained committed to a fundamental belief: music is a powerful form of communication, capable of speaking more deeply than words. After high school, Mac continued his musical education at Erskine College, in his home state of South Carolina and at the Cincinnati Conservatory, where he received his master’s and doctoral degrees. Recognition with a special medal in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition followed, establishing him as a classical pianist with legitimate credentials…. keep reading.