The Board of Trustees of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts cordially invites you to a Benefit Event in its 20th year, presenting Rebecca Luker.
“Ms. Luker and Kern, the arch melodist of the classic American songbook, are a celestial match, for Ms. Luker has a sound that is as pure and perfect in its way as the melody for “All the Things You Are.” There wasn’t a false note, technically or emotionally, in an evening in which Ms. Luker’s singing embodied a paradoxical combination of the ethereal and the down-to-earth.” –Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Rebecca Luker’s infectiously joyful “I Can’t Help Singing” immediately makes us grateful this is the case. Luker has one of the most sumptuous and texturally affecting voices in the business. Its sweep, clarity, and control is shiver inducing. None of this would be true, of course, without the artist’s expressive intelligence and innate warmth.” –Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town
“Everyone left happy, for Luker is a spellbinding soprano, effortlessly charming and unfailingly sweet of sound.” –Nelson Pressley, Washington Post
Everyone is invited to a champagne and dessert reception with Ms. Luker after the performance.
Rebecca Luker was born in Helena, Alabama, outside Birmingham. She earned a BA in Music from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, taking a year off in 1984 to play the role of Johanna Barker in the Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd. Her Broadway roles include Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Magnolia in Show Boat and Maria in The Sound of Music. She has also performed in a variety of Off-Broadway productions including The Vagina Monologues and Death Takes a Holiday. She has been nominated for various awards, including three Tony Awards, throughout her career. In 2001, she was inducted into the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame alongside screenwriter and playwright Truman Capote and the timeless film adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – elite company to say the least!