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Tenor to perform in 'Accent on Youth' concert series

Alex Harrelson Alex Harrelson

The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness and Friends of Music will present tenor Alexander Harrelson in the third performance in the "Accent on Youth" concert series at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, in the Parish Hall.

Harrelson will sing a varied program of music from Scarlatti, Samuel Barber, Beethoven and Lehar as well as songs from musical theater. He will be accompanied by the church's music director, Dewitt Tipton.

A native of Tryon, Harrelson is a graduate of Davidson College and studied at the Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy and at the International Vocal Artists Academy in Payerback, Austria. He competed at the national level of the Classical Singers Convention and has won prizes in the YoungArts competition. He has performed with the Hendersonville Youth Symphony Orchestra (in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne), attended the North Carolina Governor’s School for Choral Music and attended Cannon Music Camp after receiving a generous scholarship from Laurel Lake Music Society.
The concert is free and open to the public. The Parish Hall is located at 1905 Greenville Highway across Rutledge Drive from the church. Donations will be accepted, all of which will go to the concert artist.