Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz, soprano & David Heid, piano
The Poet's Voice: Songs on poetry by Goethe, Hugo, Shakespeare and the Psalmist. Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz, soprano, has sung Handel's Messiah with the Cary Community Chorus, the role of Mother in the Durham Children's Choir's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," and presented art song recitals at Duke and various Triangle venues. She has given lecture recitals on J. S. Bach's Cantata 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" and Benjamin Britten's "The Holy Sonnets of John Donne" in collaboration with Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School, where she has been a Lecturing Fellow in Sacred Music. Linnartz holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal performance and Master of Music in vocal pedagogy from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, and a B. A. in music from Duke University. She has been a Lecturing Fellow in Voice at Duke University since 2004, teaching
voice, class voice, diction, and chamber music. David Heid, pianist, comes to North Carolina after a successful career in New York City as a vocal coach/accompanist. He is currently on the faculty at Duke University teaching piano and working with singers as well as being in demand throughout the Triangle as a collaborative artist. He has worked with the Choral Society of Durham, North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, Mallarme Chamber Players, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, NC Opera, Theater in the Park, and many other leading arts organizations.