About Bethany Naef Ammon-

       Bethany Naef Ammon, a mezzo-soprano from Jackson, Mississippi, is in her final year of studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. After spending a year abroad in France, Ms. Ammon will soon complete degrees in music and in French. At USM she has been a part of the Southern Chorale, USMís premier touring vocal ensemble for four years with whom she sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Disney Hall in Los Angeles. As well Ms. Ammon participated in many productions with the Southern Opera and Musical Theater Company including La Traviata, West Side Story (Graziella), Tango Valentino, Carmen, Company (Sarah), The Merry Widow (Madame Maxime, Praskovia), and most recently as Sarah in Samuel Barberís A Hand of Bridge. This July Ms. Ammon travels to Rome, Italy to participate in Operafestival di Roma, a month long opera program where she will perform the role of La Principessa in Pucciniís Suor Angelica.

Ms. Ammon is the student of Dr. Maryann Kyle at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the daughter of Lorie Naef and Ted Ammon of Jackson. Her maternal grandparents are the late Richard W. and Jane Ellen Naef; her paternal grandparents are Gerry W. Ammon and the late U.T. Ammon.

Ms. Ammon will be performing two concerts in the Jackson area in order to raise money so that she may participate in the Opera Festival in Rome. The concerts are free and open to the public, although a love offering will be taken. Those who would like to contribute, but who cannot attend either recital, may contact Bethany at 820 Timberlain Dr., Jackson, MS 39211, (601)201-6590.

May 17, 2009 (Sun) Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (Jackson),
                   3:00 P.M.

Jun 7,  2009 (Sun) St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison,
                   3:00 P.M.