University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 2/1996
Home for the holidays

     Four UD music alumni were featured soloists in December at a
performance of Saint-Sans' Christmas Oratorio at the Newark
United Methodist Church. From left are Ruth Toole of Newark, a
member of the church choir; Steven Combs, Delaware '88, a
baritone who recently appeared in the New York Metropolitan
Opera's production of Britten's Death in Venice; Barbara Boyle
Tobler, Delaware '92, a soprano who is currently pursuing a
master's degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Gary
Seydell, Delaware '91, a tenor who is currently finishing his
master's degree in vocal performance at the University of
Cincinnati College-Conservatory; and Andrea Arena of Newark,
Delaware '94, who recently was invited to sing with the Central
Florida Lyric Opera Co. David Herman, UD professor of music,
accompanied the soloists on the organ.