Carol LoVerde holds a BA in music with departmental honors from Mundelein College, and pursued voice studies at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, upon graduation. She teaches classical and musical theatre technique and style in courses as well as private lessons.
Fanfare and American Record Guide describe Ms. Lo Verde’s voice as being “…gorgeous and silvery...Lo Verde’s musicality, intelligence, and artistry cannot be denied.”
LoVerde is a specialist in chamber music of many genres and has been heard on radio nationwide. As soprano soloist she has sung with the Chicago Symphony, the English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Chamber Opera Chicago, The Harwood Early Music Ensemble, Ars Musica Chicago and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.
Her recordings include the world premier of the opera based on a Ray Bradbury short story, The Lifework of Juan Diaz by Lawrence Rapchak; Duke Ellington’s “Transblucency” with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble under the direction of William Russo; Renaissance music with Chicagoacappella; J.S. Bach's “The Passion According to St. John with the Smithsonian Chamber Players”; and “French and Italian Art Songs” with internationally acclaimed pianist John Wustman. She is a featured soloist in The Music of Father and Son, a recording of the music of Alexander and Ivan Tcherepnin.
She is considered an expert in Renaissance performance practice, and is a regular soloist at Saint John Cantius Church, where Ordinaries of the Catholic Mass are sung in the context of the Latin liturgy. Repertoire includes Renaissance through Twentieth Century polyphony and orchestral masses of the Classical and Romantic eras. She is also a soloist with Congregation Chicago Sinai during the High Holydays, performing repertoire from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries in services according to Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions as well as concert repertoire written for the North American synagogue.
Professor Lo Verde currently performs traditional Greek lyric songs in the Chicago area, featuring compositions of virtuoso saxophonist Athanasios Zervas as well as the music of Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, and other famous symbols of Greek resistance during the occupation of the military Junta in the '60s and 70's.
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