By Ross Amico - November 20, 2019
Raised in Conway Springs, Kansas — 30 miles south of Wichita — Alicia N. Brozovich demonstrates that there is still plenty of heart in the Heartland.
Her passion for music brought her to Westminster Choir College to pursue a master’s degree in choral conducting in 2013. Following her graduation, she joined the faculty of Westminster Conservatory.
Now she is about to lead her first public concert as conductor of the conservatory’s Westminster Community Chorus at Westminster Choir College’s Bristol Chapel on Friday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m.
The program, “Vespers by the Sea,” is designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
“This past summer NASA launched its 50th anniversary campaign for the moon landing, which is something I was always really fascinated with,” Brozovich says. “And when I started my tenure at Westminster I found out that it’s also the 50th anniversary of the Conservatory. I wanted to bring in some media from NASA and use some of their transmissions from the moon landing and incorporate it into the concert. So I looked for some high-quality repertoire that would still be singable by the group within a matter of months, but also challenge them and be something that the audience could really connect with.”