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Lenten Recital:

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

The second Lenten Recital of the season presents Madeline Slettedahl (pianist) and Ben Lowe (baritone), who are on a national tour as the winners of the prestigious 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition at Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

Listen to a recent interview of Slettedahl on Houston Public Media's "Classical Classroom."

Madeline Slettedahl (pianist) and Ben Lowe (baritone)

Madeline Slettedahl (pianist) and Ben Lowe (baritone)

Ben Lowebaritone, 31, is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles Herb Albert School of Music where he studied under Vladimir Chernov.  Lowe earned his undergraduate degree in music from California State University Dominguez Hills. He was the 2014 Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon Performance Scholarship Competition and was a Finalist in the 2014 Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition. Lowe has been a featured soloist in many concert venues around the greater Los Angeles area, including Our Lady of Angels Cathedral, the Broad Stage, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He studied with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West where he performed the role of Bonobo in the west coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Second Nature.

Madeline Slettedahlpiano, 24, earned her master's at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2016. She has worked with the Marrowstone Festival and Western Washington University, made her collaborative debut with the Icicle Creek Chamber Players, and premiered a work written for her by Roger Briggs. Production work includes rehearsal pianist for The Bartered Bride at Music Academy of the West under the baton of Matthew Aucoin and rehearsal pianist for Opera in the Heights productions of Menotti's operas The Telephone and The Medium. She most recently participated in Carnegie Hall’s 2017 The Song Continues series in masterclasses by Marilyn Horne, Margo Garrett, and Dame Felicity Lott. Slettedahl begins a two-year residency with The Ryan Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago this May.

For the complete 2017 Lenten Recital Series Schedule, please see

The annual Lenten Recital Series is presented by the  St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society, whose generous donors have supported music at St. Paul’s for more than 30 years. We remain profoundly grateful to so many, including those around the country, who stay close to St. Paul’s with their support from afar. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation or if you would like to receive notices about upcoming performances, please contact Dawn Uebelhart at 713-528-0527 or

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