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Kendall C. Gladen

Kendall Gladen – (June 1994)

Kendall Gladen attended Waring Elementary School before attending RHS.  Her outstanding voice was first discovered by the choir teacher at Roosevelt. Kendall’s first opportunity to sing publicly occurred with the Vocal Jazz Group, an occasion that literally changed her life. As a student at Washington University, she performed in Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s requiem.

She has performed throughout the United States including a performance as the lead role in Carmen at the San Francisco Opera. Her rendition of two songs from Carmen, including the gospel Jericho, apparently brought the house down. She has also appeared in Germany, Italy, Canada and Switzerland. Her performances include roles inRigoletto, Porgy & Bess, The Magic Flute and The Rake’s Progress. She performed with the San Francisco Symphony and in Carnegie Hall.

Kendall has won a number of awards. She has been a two-year recipient of the Adler Fellowship with the San Francisco Opera and during her four-year tenure with the St. Louis Opera, she has received a number of awards. Kendall was very well received when she performed at one of our alumni luncheons.


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