Luther's Gary Moss to perform vocal recital Feb. 15

Gary Moss, Luther College adjunct faculty of music, will perform a baritone recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

            The recital, titled "In Times of War," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

            "In Times of War" features works by Frank Wildhorn, Alexander Zemlinsky, Arthur Somervell, Gene Scheer and Tom Lehrer. Each set represents perspectives from a specific time period or war, giving voice to periods such as the American Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Cold War.

            Jessica Paul, Luther professor of music, will collaborate on the performance on piano.

            Moss joined the Luther music faculty in 2007. He has served on the voice faculties at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Viterbo University, Lutheran Summer Music, and La Musica Lirica in Urbania, Italy. He also made his European debut with La Musica Lirica in 2003, where he performed Mozart's Requiem.

            Moss was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2003 and has sung roles with opera companies around the country, including Michigan Opera Theater, Toledo Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Skylight Opera Theatre. As a member of the San Francisco Opera Center's Merola and Western Opera Theater programs, he toured the country as Guglielmo in Mozart's "Cosí fan tutte." 

            He holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of Utah and a master's degree and doctoral degree in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Lorna Haywood and Martin Katz.

Gary Moss