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Rising Stars Recital

on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:29

On Saturday, August 15th, at 7 pm Hannah Hammel (our woodwinds competition winner for 2014) will be performing on the flute. This will be a joint recital with her sister, Hollie Hammel, a mezzo-soprano. Bob Gallagher will play the organ and piano.

All NSAL members and friends are invited to attend. The venue is the sanctuary of River Road Baptist Church, 8000 River Road, Richmond. There is no admission charge, but you can make a freewill offering. Works include Copland, Hahn, Hue, Schubert, Rorem, Faure, Paganini, Rachmaninoff, Grieg and Bernstein.


NSAL President, Dorothy Lincoln-Smith visits our chapter

on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 14:21

What a weekend we had when our gracious NSAL President, Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, visited our chapter! Dorothy is a very special person and even includes scuba diving amongst her many accomplishments. Nancy Brockman hosted Dorothy and arranged a delightful informal evening with a delicious meal so that Dorothy could meet the chapter board members. Nancy entertained us by playing her harp, while Dorothy sang for us. The following day Pat and Ed Davis held a fund-raising event for all chapter members.

Members and friends met on a sunny spring afternoon at the delightful home of Cynthia Tremblay, “Casa Maria”. They were enthralled by three performances: the first was our chapter drama competition winner, Carolyn Demanelis, who performed a classical piece from Shakespeare's Cymbeline and a comedic piece from Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley. She was presented with a check for $600 by Chapter President Corky Sablinsky and will represent us in the national finals in St. Louis, Missouri, at the end of May. Carolyn holds a B.A. degree in Film, Television & Theatre and a B.A.

UVA Drama Student Wins Chapter Competition

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:37

Five talented students from drama schools across Virginia and North Carolina performed for a distinguished panel of judges on March 21, 2015 to determine who will represent the chapter at the Career Awards Competition to be held in May at the National NSAL Convention.

The five contestants with competition co-chairs Diana Freeman and
Nancy Brockman (left) and chapter president Corky Sablinsky (right).

Each presented short extracts from plays both comedic and serious, after which competition co-chair Nancy Brockman announced the first place winner as Carolyn Demanelis from the University of