Tulsa Chorale is thrilled to feature the talented Cathy Venable in our March 10 concert, Hope & Glory.
Cathy Venable is a Tulsa-based pianist and mezzo-soprano once again after touring the US from 2015-2020 as Associate Conductor for the national tours of The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera, and Frozen. From 2003-2014, Cathy was rehearsal/pit pianist in NYC for the Broadway productions of Cinderella, Aladdin, Evita, The Light in the Piazza, Curtains, Sondheim on Sondheim, Les Misérables, The Visit, Wonderful Town, Beauty and the Beast, The Apple Tree, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Anything Goes and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. She performed at Carnegie/Weill Hall in 2008, accompanying tenor Brian Cheney, and in 2012 with pianist Steven Ryan in the American premiere of Robin Holloway’s Gilded Goldbergs for two pianos.
Cathy appeared as vocal soloist in New York City with Amore Opera, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Choir, Church of the Incarnation Choir, the What a Neighborhood New Composers Series, and in Tulsa with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Signature Symphony, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Council Oak Men’s Chorale, and Boston Avenue Methodist Church Chancel Choir. Her theater credits include Maria in The Sound of Music, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Guenevere in Camelot, Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, andButtercup in HMS Pinafore. She serves as pianist for Harvard Avenue Christian Church, Tulsa Chorale, Tulsa Symphony and Bartlesville Symphony. Cathy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University and her Master’s Degree in Accompanying from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Fair House of Joy, Op. 12, No. 7 by Roger Quilter
Words by Anonymous, XVI Century
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Op. 3, No. 2 by Roger Quilter
Words by Tennyson
Let Beauty Awake from Songs of Travel by R. Vaughan Williams
Words by Robert Louis Stevenson
Silent Noon by R. Vaughan Williams
Words by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Love’s Philosophy by Roger Quilter
Words by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dee Dueck, a native of Kansas, attended Bethel College (Kansas); graduated from Goshen College (Indiana) with a B.A. in Music; and received a M.M. degree, emphasis in Piano Pedagogy, from Wichita State University. As a pianist she has performed with professional and university soloists, chamber groups, and orchestras in Canada, Michigan, Kansas and Indiana.
Dee’s piano teaching experience spans some 25 years. Her students have received numerous awards at concerto and Music Teachers Association competitions. She also has vast singing experience as chorister and soloist with university, community and church groups.
Dee started playing organ for her home church at the age of 14, and held church organist positions for the next 20 years. She was choral accompanist and music office manager at Goshen High School, where she delighted in being part of one of the top high school music programs in Indiana for 22 years.
She retired to Tulsa to be close to family and found a church home at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, where she participates extensively in the music program.
Join us for Hope & Glory, Friday, March 10 at 7:30 pm at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S Boston Avenue. Tickets on sale now.