Kicking off his Fall Recital Series, celebrated vocalist Robyn Vaughn Cathcart returns to his native Cape Breton, performing well-loved selections spanning adult-contemporary, pop, folk, sacred and musical theatre, in “Homeward Bound”, Friday, September 21, 7pm at St. Patrick’s Museum, located at 87 Esplanade in Sydney.
As a tenor, voice teacher, director, coach, clinician and academic, Robyn Vaughn Cathcart is a multi-faceted, dynamic and in-demand artist whose thirty-one year career spans the worlds of opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, concert performance, commercial performance and recording. With over 145 productions, concerts and recital appearances to his credit, he most recently resided as a member of the Voice Faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM – Victoria, BC). Additional tenures in the west have included being Co-Director of the renowned Opera Studio at the VCM, and Artistic Director of the Triple Threat Musical Theatre.
In the mainstream, Cathcart’s work has been seen and heard by hundreds of thousands of people across Canada, the United States and Europe in his collaborations with The Canadian Tenors and Tenore. A recipient of numerous awards, prizes, grants and scholarships, Cathcart is also a published author. Additional areas of expertise include design, enhanced performance techniques and yoga.
Recent engagements have included solo recitals “By The Water’s Edge” (July 2012) at the acclaimed Sooke Harbour House of Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC, and “Here’s To Song” (July 2012) at Cadboro Bay United Church, Victoria, BC, in addition to a highly successful House Concert series in Victoria, BC.
“Homeward Bound” draws inspiration from the themes of water, summertime living and love. Featuring Cathcart with Carol Ann MacDougall on piano, and special guests Barb Stetter (oboe, flute), Margaret MacPherson (soprano), and Kirk Neville (tenor), this intimate evening of song transports the audience from charming East Coast fishing villages to lofty Western mountain peaks.
The concert is sold out, but if a current ticket holder does not take their seat by 7pm, those waiting at the door will then have the opportunity to purchase a ticket(s), on a first-come-first-served basis. There is currently a waiting list of five persons – with no more names being added – people will have to show-up at the venue and see what happens. Doors will open no later than 6:25pm.