Tue, Feb 06|
First Presbyterian Church
The Lunch Series: Dr. Christopher Pfund and Lynette Pfund, voice
Join us for the February Lunch Series. We will host 25-minute concerts with guest musicians followed by lunch.
Time & Location
Feb 06, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
About the event
American tenor Christopher Pfund has performed to critical acclaim with countless major orchestras and oratorio festivals throughout North America including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, the New York Oratorio Society, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. International engagements have included performances in the Czech Republic, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Critics have praised his “rounded vocal beauty” and The New York Times called his voice an “attractive tenor [that] helps define a sympathetic character.”
Mr. Pfund holds degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, Manhattan School of Music, and The City University of New York Graduate Center. In addition, he was a 20th Century song recitalist at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. Awards include the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Pfund is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Florida teaching voice and serving as voice area coordinator. Before joining UF, he was an Associate Professor of Voice and Opera the University of Idaho. He has also taught at both Hartwick and Manhattanville Colleges.
Lynette Pfund recently joined the University of Florida School of Music’s Opera Workshop program. Pfund previously taught voice and Opera Workshop at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. She holds both Master of Music and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Pfund has appeared as a soprano soloist with orchestras and chamber groups in the United States, performing works by such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Honegger, Mozart, Orff, Poulenc, Rossini, Rutter, and others.