Janice Chandler Eteme

Leah Hawkins

From Washington National Opera: 
A native of Philadelphia, soprano Leah Hawkins is in her first season of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. This season she appeared with WNO as Mrs. Dorsey and Viola Lee in the world premiere of the revised version of Appomattox. Her roles include Julia Child in the one-woman opera Bon Appétit, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, La Badessa in Suor Angelica, Giulietta in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, and Maria in Porgy and Bess. On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Black Pearl Orchestra, Chesapeake Youth Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, and the New Haven Symphony. She has been a young artist with the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance Program, Houston Grand Opera's Young Artist Vocal Academy, and Central City Opera. In the summer of 2015 she was a Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera, covering the role of Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin. Awards include an Encouragement Award at the 2015 George London Competition, second place at the 2015 New England Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Hope Clark award at the 2014 Opera Ebony Competition, Finalist and Encouragement Award at the 2014 Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition, first place at the 2013 National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists, and an Encouragement Award at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morgan State University and her Master of Music from Yale School of Music. 

Célébrons Noël Venez chanter les chants traditionnels.

Cantiques, conte, textes,


Pour ouvrir votre veillée en famille

Dans la chaleur de Noël

Ms. Chandler-Eteme first came to international prominence as a favorite of  Robert Shaw and has in the years since collaborated with many renowned and respected conductors, among them  Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Andreas Delfs, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Claus Peter Flor, Hans Graf, Jeffrey Kahane, Carlos Kalmar, Raymond Leppard, Jahja Ling, Andrew Litton, Keith Lockhart, David Lockington, Stuart Malina, Peter Oundjian, Christof Perick, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Stefan Sanderling, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Temirkanov, Edo de Waart and Hugh Wolff.  She has been guest soloist with the Los Angeles and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras; Boston, NHK (Japan),  Phoenix and Kansas City Symphonies; Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Rochester Philharmonics; and Philadelphia Orchestra.  Festival invitations include Bard, Grant Park, Aspen, Prague Autumn and Blossom.  Ms. Chandler-Eteme's recordings include an inspirational solo disc (Devotions), and the Dvořák Te Deum with Zdeněk Mácal and the New Jersey Symphony.  She holds degrees from Oakwood College and Indiana University and has studied with Virginia Zeani, Margaret Harshaw, Ginger Beazley and Todd Duncan.

Christmas Eve Song Service

At the French Protestant Church

We will be celebrating Christmas

With traditional hymns and melodies sung

By two well-known professional soloists: 

Janice Chandler-Eteme and Leah Hawkins

 Saturday, December 24

6:30 - 7:30 pm

4500 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC

Sous la coordination de Julien Benichou

chef d'orchestre français

Eglise Protestante Francophone de Washington, DC

Culte concert

le 24 décembre

de 18h30 à 19h30

A la chapelle de Wesley

4500 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC