The third Marsh Memorial Lent recital will be held on Wednesday at the First United Presbyterian Church, 19 W. Fourth St., at noon. The Marsh recitals are free public concerts during the lunch hour. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy the church's complimentary coffee.
Wednesday's concert features James Judd. Judd is a senior vocal performance and music education major at SUNY Fredonia, where he is a student of Dr. Gerald Gray. During his time at Fredonia, he has played several roles in the Hillman Opera, such as Monostatos in Mozart's "The Magic Flute," and Nathaniel in Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann," Prologue in Britten's "Turn of the Screw," and Ferrando in Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte." In 2009, Judd won the prestigious Concerto Competition at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colo. This past summer, he performed several roles at Crittenden Opera Workshop in Washington, D.C. Next year, he plans on attending the University of Iowa for his M.F.A. in vocal/opera performance.