“The radiant voice of Diane Penning” has been described as “clear and free flying with gorgeous top notes.” As a coloratura soprano equally at home in standards, musical theatre and opera (think Christine’s “Think of Me” in Phantom of the Opera, or “Glitter and be Gay” from Bernstein’s Candide), Penning also possesses a genuine, warm and engaging stage presence that has endeared her to over 30 symphony pops orchestra audiences, including the Grant Park Music Festival, Phoenix, Greensboro, Grand Rapids, Pensacola, Las Cruces and Tacoma symphonies, and many others throughout North America. For Symphony programs, Diane is available as a solo guest artist or in duo with tenor/pianist/arranger/conductor Paul Langford. (Check out their most recent review of "My Favorite Things -- Celebrating the Music of Julie Andrews".) They offer four well-received symphony pops programs with fully licensed original arrangements praised by both conductors and players alike.
For Symphony pops, Diane is available as a solo pops artist as well as in duo with tenor/pianist Paul Langford. Diane is also available for Oratorio works. For info about Diane in solo piano/vocal concerts see the "About" page.
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"Penning not only sings with a warmth that really resonates with an audience, she's also one of those rare performers who can sing both classical music and pops standards, and she displayed her talent in both areas to perfection in this concert..."
— Arlene Bachanov, Adrian Daily Telegram