Due Colori will perform renaissance and new age music on campus on Sunday, Nov. 18. The international duo includes Megan Monaghan, soprano, and Daniel Boring, who performs on baroque, classical and romantic guitars, the lute, and the theorbo. Performing throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico, the talented duo began performing while studying at Ithaca College School of Music, forming Due Colori in 1998.
The performance will take place in St. John’s Chapel, at 2 p.m.
Monaghan has performed in renowned opera companies throughout the United States, including the Glimmerglass Opera, which nominated her to be the recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant. She has earned many first place honors in various solo competitions as well as many enthusiastic reviews for her interpretation of lyric coloratura in a number of prominent roles in theatre. In her role as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette at the Wichita Opera house, critics of The Wichita Eagle claimed, “The starring singers excelled vocally and dramatically. Monaghan beamed with a voice conveying vitality and grace that hints at star power.”
Boring, too, has experienced widespread success through his tours in Italy and many performances in period instrument groups in Philadelphia, including Vox Ama Deus, The Philadelphia Bach Festival Orchestra, and the American Academy of Ancient Music. Boring is the director of classical guitar studies at Montgomery County College and is on the string faculties of Rowan University and at Muhlenberg College. His constant work with classic studies and new composers reflect Due Colori’s unique style that can appeal to many tastes.
Due Colori can be heard online.