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Local soprano soloist and vocal music teacher Melody Thomas was honoured on Friday, May 25. She became an inaugural winner of the Peterborough Arts Award in the category of Outstanding Emerging Artist.

Melody began singing with Peterborough Singers when she was a high-school student at P.C.V.S. And she returns regularly to perform with the choir as a soloist. Indeed, she gave her first performance of Handel’s Messiah (as a soloist) with the Singers way back in 2013. And just last month, she was the featured soprano soloist in the choir’s presentation of Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Melody maintains her connection to the Peterborough Singers in other ways too. Who can forget her recent contribution to the PS Un-Concert fundraiser — the comedic “Doll’s Song” from The Tales of Hoffmann?

The Peterborough Arts Awards of $2,000 each were presented to professional artists and arts supporters in any discipline living in the city and county of Peterborough. With almost 50 nominations received and only 6 awards handed out, Melody is in select company. Way to go!

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