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Nealon, Patricia

Soprano who 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 in 1998.

On 12th March 2000, Patricia was one of the soloists at the Robert Shaw Memorial at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, where she leads the children’s choir and has served as Soprano Laureate for the better part of two decades.

The Meridian Chorale presented a program entitled Southern Folk Advent at the Old Church in Oxford, Georgia, on 1st and 2nd December 2000.

On 1st 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 Hills United Methodist Church in Tucker, Georgia.  Patricia was the soprano soloist in their rendition of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria.

The Atlanta 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
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Arranger – Alice Parker

Here is the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers performing “How Great Our Joy”…