Caitlin Hammon to perform in Cleveland
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Returning to Lee University, her alma mater, Caitlin Hammon will be the special guest soprano soloist with the Tennessee Chamber Chorus for both the Poulenc Gloria in “A Classic Christmas” at the Conn Center Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. and Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” on Dec. 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland.

The chorus will perform at three different venues during the Christmas season, including St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Dec. 16 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Alcoa and Dec. 17 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

This is her third concert with the group, and the TCC remains one of her favorite singing opportunities. Even while enjoying her career in Montréal, Caitlin continues to return to Tennessee, valuing local performance opportunities.

“A Ceremony of Carols” will feature Britten's work of the same title for treble voices and harp. The concert will also include medieval and Renaissance carols, carol arrangements by renowned composer Alice Parker, a set of Scandinavian carols from Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and other beautiful works for Advent and Christmas.

After winning the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Youth Vocal Competition in 2007 as a high school senior at Chattanooga Christian School, Hammon’s words were, “This competition has influenced my decision to pursue music in college. I am currently planning to attend Lee University and major in music — probably vocal performance. Right now, my dream is to then go to graduate school and pursue a career in vocal performance.”

At the time, she could not know the accuracy of her statement. Hammon went on to major in music at Lee and, six years later, she finds herself in her final year of the Master of Music in Opera Performance Program at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, located in Montréal and one of the world’s leading universities.

She has performed multiple roles with Opera McGill, earning recognition from the press.

“Magnificent vocal and dramatic talent” (La Presse) and “aplomb and distinction” (Opera Canada) exemplify her elegant and confident stage presence in both concert and opera.

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