Mezzo-soprano Kathleen McVicker is so very delighted to be performing with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Liu! Previously, Miss McVicker has sung in past winter concerts produced by The Pacific Shores Philharmonic Foundation and El Coro Maestro under the baton and the direction of Dr. Burns Taft as well as Elizabeth Helms. Miss McVicker has also appeared at the Ventura Music Festival’s Festivo gallery opening at the Museum of Ventura County and it’s subsequent Evening of Note art auction, as well as several fundraisers featuring opera scenes and vignettes through the Young Artist Program at Opera Las Vegas. Kathleen received her Master’s of Music from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under the tutelage of Dr. Tod Fitzpatrick, in 2013, where she performed in roles including that of Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore, the role of Florence in Britten’s Albert Herring, as well as completing her own Master’s of Music recital. Among her other accomplishments, Miss McVicker has performed the title role of Bizet’s Carmen as well as Don Ettore in Haydn’s La Canterina. As a soloist, Kathleen McVicker has performed the Alto Solos from Handel’s Messiah in a complete concertized production, and Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium. Miss McVicker received her Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, graduating cum laude. She now studies with Reid Bruton in Hollywood. Miss McVicker is currently preparing for a rigorous audition season!