Music has always been a part of Liz Nance’s life
Music has always been a part of Liz Nance’s life since she was a young girl singing solos in school concerts in Winchester, Virginia. She followed her love of singing through school with roles in The Sound of Music at St. Catherine’s School, as well as Promises Promises, Applause and My Fair Lady at Duke University. Along the way she sang in choirs and chamber ensembles that toured the northeast, including the Choral Arts Society in Washington, D.C., where she sang under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Mistislav Rostropovich and Robert Shaw at the Kennedy Center, National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Since moving to Richmond in 1994, she has served as a section leader at St. James’s Episcopal Church, where she sings classical and contemporary sacred repertoire for services, weddings and special concerts. Liz was a soloist in the Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Durafle Requiem and the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes. Liz also performs Irish ballads, pop and jazz standards, traditional music and holiday programs with a number of ensembles which she leads and books, such as the Serenade Trio, which you’ll find in the On Stage page of the site.
Performance venues include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Salisbury Country Club, Starbucks, Rostov’s Coffee and Tea, the Commonwealth Club, as well as local restaurants The Ironhorse, Taylor’s, Shenanigans, and Ashland Coffee and Tea. Liz also sings with Oak Lane acoustic music, an Americana group that entertains at parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and favorite local spots.
Liz occasionally forays into the theatrical arena, and was last seen in the fun 70s musical revue Back to Bacharach and David for Richmond Triangle Players.