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Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 by WLRH News

Baritone Andrew Nalley is a vocal student at the University of Alabama who has performed in operas and musical theatre productions and won numerous awards. This Sunday afternoon at 4, he'll be in recital at Messiah Lutheran Church in Madison. The program, Love Songs: From Handel to Foster, represents a wide range of musical styles. Andrew talked with Ginny Kennedy about this challenging program, his musical background and his plans for the future. Bob Gustaphson from Messiah Lutheran joined him to talk about the venue and what's next in the Music at Messiah series.

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