‘The Three Sopranos’ To Go Around the World in 80 Minutes

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Trio presents international concert of ballads

Beth Green, Sherry MacLean and Tee Rockwell are The Three Sopranos.  The trio of music educators will sing international arias, ballads and light classical favorites during  'Around the World in 80 Minutes' on January 4 at First United Methodist Church in Melbourne. (Dana Niemeier Photography)

Beth Green, Sherry MacLean and Tee Rockwell are The Three Sopranos. The trio of music educators will sing international arias, ballads and light classical favorites during ‘Around the World in 80 Minutes’ on January 4 at First United Methodist Church in Melbourne. (Dana Niemeier Photography)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – ‘The Three Sopranos’ are three Brevard music educators with a passion for performing.  

On Saturday, January 4 at 6 p.m., the trio will go “Around the World in 80 Minutes” at First United Methodist Church in Melbourne, located at 110 E. New Haven Ave.

The free concert by Terry Rockwell, Beth Green and Sherry Maclean will feature an international selection of popular light classical songs, arias and ballads, including Three Little Maids by Gilbert and Sullivan, the Irish favorite, Sure a Little Bit of Heaven, Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro,  A Simple Song by Leonard Bernstein, and The Prayer, made famous by Celine Dion.

Soprano MacLean thinks the concert will have a little something for everyone.

“You’ll hear some of the world’s most beloved music during this concert,” said MacLean, a private voice teacher since 1981.

“Just like the Three Tenors, who each had their own careers, Beth, Terry and I have come together as The Three Sopranos to sing for music-lovers in Brevard.  It’s a great way to welcome in the New Year.”

For more information about the free concert, call 321-727-3646

ABOUT BETH GREEN –Beth Green graduated Summa Cum Laude from the studio of Dr. Elizabeth Graham at the University of Florida with her degree in choral music education.

Beth Green graduated Summa Cum Laude from the studio of Dr. Elizabeth Graham at the University of Florida with her degree in choral music education. She is currently in her 8th year teaching K-6 music full-time at Audubon Elementary School, during which time she was awarded Teacher of the Year and Music Demonstration School twice. Beth regularly sings with First United Methodist Church of Melbourne’s adult choir, Brevard Community Chorus, and Space Coast Symphony Choruses.

She is currently in her 8th year teaching K-6 music full-time at Audubon Elementary School, during which time she was awarded Teacher of the Year and Music Demonstration School twice. Beth regularly sings with First United Methodist Church of Melbourne’s adult choir, Brevard Community Chorus, and Space Coast Symphony Choruses.

Beth has enjoyed performing throughout the U.S. from San Diego to Washington D.C., and in Europe from England to Austria with various choirs. Beth has performed as a featured soloist with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Municipal Band, Community Band of Brevard, and Clay County Messiah Sing. Her favorite solo appearances include Phantom of the Opera, Schubert’s Mass in G, and Handel’s Messiah. She enjoys conducting as well as performing, directing the First UMC children’s choir and Joy of Singing classes through Stage1Stars.

She is currently preparing the chorus and her soprano solo for the Mozart Requiem performance in March. Beth is also the secretary for the Florida Chapter of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts and the Space Coast Gator Club. Mrs. Green lives in Indialantic with her husband, Matt.

ABOUT SHERRY MACLEAN — Soprano Sherry Boushell MacLean has been a Brevard County resident since 1966.

Sherry Boushell MacLean served on the voice faculty at Brevard Community College now Eastern Florida State College for 8 years and has been teaching privately since 1981.After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Stetson University, she was active in public and private schools for 7 years. She is a soloist in the area primarily known for sacred songs and oratorio work. She has been a featured soloist with the Brevard Community Chorus and the Brevard Brevard Chorale locally, as well as internationally on their concert tours.

She served on the voice faculty at Brevard Community College now Eastern Florida State College for 8 years and has been teaching privately since 1981. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Stetson University, she was active in public and private schools  for 7 years.  She is a soloist in the area primarily known for sacred songs and oratorio work. She has been a featured soloist with the Brevard Community Chorus and the Brevard Brevard Chorale locally, as well as internationally on their concert tours.

She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Community Band of Brevard, the Central Florida Winds, the Galmont Ballet Company, the Melbourne Municipal Band, the Melbourne Community Orchestra, and the Space Coast Pops singing a wide variety of music. She has been a featured soloist in the Riverside Presbyterian Church Master Series of Famous Oratorios under the direction of both Dr. Vernon Boushell, Maestro Aaron Collins and  Maestro Richard Sabino.

Her students have been local and state winners in the National Federation of Music Clubs as well as the chapter auditions of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Many private students have been accepted with scholarship at local and national universities.  She has recorded a CD called “Songs for the Troubled Heart” featuring various hymns and sacred classical pieces.

She continues to enjoy CD projects. As a choral director she has served at a variety of churches directing adult and children choirs. Mrs. MacLean currently resides in Melbourne with her husband, an engineer and has two married daughters with 4 grandchildren.  She attributes much of her vocal skills and great appreciation of music to her father, the late Dr. Vernon Boushell, Mark Baker, and Kimberly Randall Saunders.

ABOUT TERRY (TEE) ROCKWELL — A native Northern Virginian/ Washington DC Metropolitan, Rockwell graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Music in voice. The soprano continued her graduate studies at GMU to achieve a Master Level in Orff-Schulwerk, an approach to teaching music.

Terry Rockwell worked as choral assistant at GMU, and taught music in the public school system of Fairfax County, Virginia, where she was honored with the Humanitarian Award for her published vocal composition for children. She has taught private voice and guitar, served as choral director of adult, youth, and children’s choirs, and has been music director in several churches. She is currently a music teacher at Challenger 7 Elementary School in Cocoa, a Brevard County public school.

She worked as choral assistant at GMU, and taught music in the public school system of Fairfax County, Virginia, where she was honored with the Humanitarian Award for her published vocal composition for children. She has taught private voice and guitar, served as choral director of adult, youth, and children’s choirs, and has been music director in several churches. She is currently a music teacher at Challenger 7 Elementary School in Cocoa, a Brevard County public school. Ms. Rockwell has performed in various ensembles which have given opportunity to travel in and out of the country to places such as Kennedy Center-Washington DC, Carnegie Hall-New York, to BCC Studio- England and Wales.

She has been a featured soloist in many of these ensembles performing in works such as Bach’s Cantata #4, Aaron Copland’s Poems of Emily Dickenson, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-SaensChristmas Oratorio, Alex North’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (Moon Rocket Bus) performed with Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, and Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee performed with the Central Florida Winds. Her latest performance was as a soloist with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Tee has also performed in community theatre in several roles including “Katisha” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikato, “Laurey” in Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, “Dominique du Monaco” in Ahrens and Flaherty’s Lucky Stiff, and “Christine” in excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Recently, she performed as a principle singer in the production of “Grand Night for Singing” at the Henegar Center for the Arts. In addition, Ms. Rockwell has performed extensively with her guitar in hand and in a more casual folk style in many venues including theatres, churches, coffee houses, and special events. She is mother to five beautiful children. 


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