MUSIC, GETTYSBURG! ‘S WAYNE HILL, MATSINKO AND CHRISTIANSON OFFER A MUSICAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: YOU GET THE GIFTS
(Gettysburg) Wayne Hill, Gerald “Jerry” Christianson and Michael Matsinko are celebrating their big year birthdays with a concert for those who age gracefully in a Music, Gettysburg! Saturday concert, 4:00pm November 23rd.
It may be a birthday bash, said Mark Oldenburg, chair of Music, Gettysburg!, “but we get the gifts.” Baritone Wayne Hill will team up with pianist Michael Matsinko to perform wide ranging works from Oscar and Hammerstein to Tommy Dorsey, W.A. Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more.
Baritone Wayne Hill is one of the Gettysburg region’s most talented and versatile voices. His vocal talent ranges from broadway to opera, having taken leading roles in regional musicals in ten different productions at the Harrisburg Opera Company. His musical credits include serving as the professional soloist at Brown Memorial Church in Baltimore, and many productions and concerts at “Music, Gettysburg!” Hill continues to appear in concert throughout the region and Europe, and he recently reprised the role of Don Quixote at the Eichelberger Theatre and performed as the baritone soloist in the Music, Gettysburg! production of the Brahms Requiem.
Michael Matsinko is Professor of Music Emeritus at Gettysburg College. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at West Chester University, where he studied with Benjamin Whitten and Richard Veleta. While serving on the Faculty at Gettysburg College, Matsinko taught piano, music history, directed choral ensembles, and chaired the Department of Music.
Christianson taught Church History for nearly forty-three years at Gettysburg Seminary, co-founded and chaired Music, Gettysburg!, a partnership between the seminary and the community. He has published extensively in pre-Reformation history and co-hosts a public affairs program, The Seminary Explores podcast on the Seminary website.