Lloyd Holt Studios LLC is very proud to present, and cordially invites everyone to attend “A Voice Recital” on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hamner Barber Theater in Branson, MO.
The evening’s performance will highlight and feature the progress and artistic growth of 19 very talented vocal students along with a terrific live band and special lighting.
Presented in two-parts, the Recital will present vocal selections from both the Classical Art Song/Aria repertoire, as well as contemporary/modern Musical Theatre and popular song.
The Recital is free and open the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Celebrate the success of these outstanding voice students and help further the highest standards of Vocal Art!About Lloyd Holt
Born and raised in rural Oklahoma, Lloyd Holt began his professional singing career at the age of 8, while traveling the state with his mother and father’s Southern Gospel Quartet, the New Creation Gospel Singers. Being immersed in a musical home, Lloyd developed a natural ear for tight, gospel harmonies and was able to further his musicality by singing in church regularly.
Upon graduating from High School, Lloyd received a full paid music scholarship in both trumpet performance and voice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. During the summer before beginning studies at OSU, Lloyd made the decision that he wanted to further his talents and abilities in a Christian college environment, and made the choice to decline his music scholarship in favor of attending Pensacola Christian College, in Pensacola, FL.
In the spring of 1995, Lloyd began studies with former Metropolitan Opera Tenor, Ray Gibbs. He earned his B.A. in Vocal Performance in 1998. In 1999, he married and returned home to Oklahoma to begin Graduate Studies at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. During his time at OBU, Lloyd had the opportunity to study with Rhetta Hudson. In the fall of 2001, he was the featured tenor soloist in Giacomo Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, and in 2002 a featured performer for the 17th annual Concerto-Aria at OBU.
Lloyd has been a featured performer with LOOK (Light Opera Oklahoma), the Tulsa Opera, and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tulsa. In 2002-2003, he played the role of “Jud Fry” in Oklahoma! at Discoveryland! USA, the National Home of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. Favorite roles include “Benjamin” in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, “Tateh” in Ragtime, “Captain Corcoran” in H.M.S. Pinafore, and “Pooh-Bah” in the Mikado, to name a few.
In 2005, Lloyd and his wife relocated to beautiful Branson, Missouri, to revive the role of “John the Baptist” in Word Entertainment’s re-creation of The Promise, at the Mansion Theatre in 2006. He was also the featured male vocalist in Gene Bicknell’s Celebrate America in 2006-07. After completing a contract as the vocal captain for Carnival Cruise Lines in 2008, he returned to Branson as the vocal captain for Sight and Sound Theatres. He has been performing the role of ”Noah” in Sight and Sound Theatre’s production Noah-The Musical since 2008.
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, he currently teaches at Lloyd Holt Studios located in Branson.