attended Michigan State University and went on to become a member of the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the DeKalb Choral Guild, the Meridian
Chorale, the Norman Luboff Choir, and the Robert
Shaw Chamber Singers.
In 1997, she
appeared on the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers CD, A Robert Shaw Christmas:
Angels on High. The
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Robert Shaw released Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard; Vaughan
Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Bartok: Cantata profana
March 2000, Patricia was one of the soloists at the Robert Shaw Memorial at
Glenn Memorial United
where she leads the children’s choir and has served as Soprano
Laureate for the better part of two decades.
Chorale presented a program entitled Southern Folk Advent at the Old Church
in Oxford, Georgia, on 1st and
2nd December 2000.
and 2nd December 2001, The DeKalb Choral Guild offered up A
Holiday Diversion: Music Both
Ridiculous and Reverent at the Talmage Room in
the Emerson Student
Center at Oglethorpe
University in Atlanta
and the Embry
in Tucker, Georgia. Patricia
was the soprano soloist in their rendition of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria.
Symphony Orchestra, the Gwinnett Young Singers and the Women of the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra Chorus performed Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in
D minor on 4th and 6th March, 2010. On 16th June 2010, the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus sang Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da requiem.
In addition to
her choral and solo work, Patricia has also acted in operatic roles such as
Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore,
Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro,
and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers recordings
Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Arranger – Alice Parker