Sopranos to perform in VC Guest and Faculty Recital

Eugenie Fuhrman and Patricia Balmer

Sopranos Patricia Balmer and Eugenie Fuhrman will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 in the Johnson Symposium on Victoria College’s Main Campus. The concert, the third in VC’s 2013-14 Guest and Faculty Recital Series, is free and open to the public.

The two private voice instructors will perform one duet and a variety of solo vocal works assisted by Ruth Williams on the piano and Dr. Marylynn Fletcher playing piano and violin.

The concert will feature works of Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Schubert, Alban Berg, Franz Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Wayne, Lori Laitman, Eric Whitacre, and Fernando Obradors.

“Victoria College is fortunate to have two accomplished vocalists teaching in our music department,” said VC Music Professor Fletcher. “This is an opportunity for us to showcase their talent and musicianship.”

Fuhrman will be singing works in Latin, English, German, and Hebrew. She said she is most excited about the Eric Whitacre pieces, “Five Hebrew Love Songs.” Besides being in Hebrew, they have an accompaniment of violin as well as piano.

Balmer will be singing works in Latin, English, German, French, and Spanish. She is most excited about the Spanish songs.

A native of San Antonio, Balmer lives in Yoakum with her husband and three children. By day, she directs the Edna High School Choir and Theatre Programs, serves as an adjunct faculty member at Victoria College, and maintains a small private voice studio. By night, she has performed regionally with the San Antonio Chamber Choir and the San Antonio Opera and works with Theatre Victoria where she has been the Music Director for “Annie,” “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” in addition to working with the Theatre’s education programs.

Fuhrman has enjoyed singing as long as she can remember. After graduating from Victoria College, she earned her Bachelor of Music Education from East Texas State University and her Master of Music in vocal performance from Southwest Texas State University where she also studied piano and composition.

She currently serves as organist and music director at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Temple B’nai Israel, as well as an adjunct vocal instructor for Victoria College, UIL accompanist and office manager at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. 

For more information on the series, call (361) 572-6425 or visit

Published: Friday, 24 January 2014

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