Old and New Haunts – Saturday, May 6

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Hope you can join me for my annual May recital, Old and New Haunts, on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 on the College of Saint Rose campus.

Music that has been haunting my mind and heart of late comprises program. As always, it is an honor and delight to sing for anyone and everyone!

I do these recitals as a labor of love and service. Please share the event with others if you can.

Songs and Arias of Brahms, Barber, Rorem (from his opera Our Town, based on the play), Bach, Gounod, Rodgers, and Poulenc’s complete cycle, Fiançailles pour Rire / Engagements for Laughter — all with the wonderful Michael Clement at the piano.

Have a lovely spring, all!


Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM
The College of Saint Rose
Massry Center for the Arts, Picotte Recital Hall,
1002 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
Free and Open to the Public


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I have been singing for over 40 years now and I had not taken Vocal Instruction for a long time, so I was a bit nervous.   After doing some research, I decided upon Margaret Lampasi.  I was very pleased with the reception I received from her and felt very comfortable going into this.   After 4 or 5 lessons I cannot believe the improvement and how the new stylings and techniques she has taught me that helped my own vocal progress.   Very pleasant lady and very easy to work with, I would most definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a vocal instructor.”
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Margaret is first and foremost a talented singer, and second, a wonderful and inspiring teacher.  She has helped me learn new skills, new ways of thinking about singing, and has helped me become comfortable singing in my own voice. Margaret brings kindness, empathy, expert knowledge, and humor to every lesson. I always leave my lesson inspired to practice what I have learned and to sing!”
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My Life’s Delight

Join us for this upcoming concert!

My Life's Delight May 2016

My life’s delight is singing and sharing music of all kinds with others– from beautiful “high art” to the fun and somewhat lowbrow. And as you see, my latest recital is entitled just that! I hope you can join me and my beloved pianist Michael Clement who is not only a fabulous classical musician but one with great “chops” for jazz playing, too. Our aim is to delight you.

We will perform songs and arias of Bach, Mozart, Arlen (composer of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and other standards), Moore, Quilter, Schubert, and Fauré. Included is a hilarious piece about the Voice Teaching World— the one in which I live. The audio sample is below:

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8 PM
Massry Center for the Arts – Picotte Recital Hall
1002 Madison Avenue on the campus of The College of Saint Rose
Free and Open to the Public


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“ON WINGS” Takes Off again! Part of “A Little Sunday Music” Series…

At Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, Sunday Nov. 8 @ 2

This is a reprise of the program pianist Michael Clement and I did at the College of Saint Rose in May – and even better this second time around!

Slightly abridged, it will still have songs in English, humorous selections and spoken introductions – all trimmed nicely to fit into an hour and 15 minute timeframe.

My mission is to make classical art song accessible and enjoyable to all people – including those utterly unfamiliar with it – which is most people! 🙂

I hope you will join us for “Take Off”!  My sincere aim is that you too will feel airborne from this beautiful and interesting program…   Scroll down for even more info.   – Margaret

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2 PM

Bethlehem Public Library

451 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054

Free and Wheelchair Accessible


“ON WINGS” – a Solo Voice Recital – “Takes Off” on Sunday, May 3 at 3 PM

On WingsI hope you will join me and pianist Michael Clement for “Take Off” to higher places on May 3 at 3 PM!  “On Wings” is my most recent thematic recital-creation.

We will be exploring Flight – experiences both real and imagined.  The song program is varied, including several works by American composers as well as humorous pieces. Birds, winged insects – as well as a few “UFO’s” — make their appearances!   And there will of course be plenty of gorgeous music to set spirits soaring…

Audio Highlights:

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Composers include Heggie, Hundley, Duke, Sondheim, Chausson, Poulenc, Bizet, Faure, R. Strauss, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Leoncavallo and others.

Here’s the info you’ll need:

Sunday, May 3 at 3 PM

Picotte Recital Hall
The Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Avenue
The College of Saint Rose
Free and Open to the Public!

Spring is here and so are the “Voices of Love”!

I will be giving a very appealing recital of songs on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts.  This is on the College of Saint Rose campus in Albany, 1002 Madison Ave.

Experience music guaranteed to get you in the spirit of Spring-time energies!

Lively, colorful Spanish and Spanish-inspired music (composers: Granados Bizet, Delibes), the famous, effervescent waltz, “Voices of Spring” by Johann Strauss, as well as a poignant English song cycle by Simon Sargon based on poems by Sara Teasdale, and more, are on the program.

Two pieces with flute begins things, setting the relaxing, enjoyable mood with me as your Song-hostess for the evening!  I do hope you and your friends can join me.   I am sure this appealing program will leave you feeling uplifted by the beauty of song and happy it is finally Spring!

Spring 2012 events

May 13, 2012 (actually Mother’s Day) was my special solo recital “A Breath of Spring Air”. It was a delightful success and enjoyable time for all. I was honored to read someone’s comment in my book, “Breathtaking!”, and to hear someone else say the event was “the best Mother’s Day she’s had in a long time.”

More recently, the very same recital program was accepted into Tuesdays at NOON concert series at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. That means I will be singing in a concert hall with world-class acoustics in December! What an exciting thing for me…

June 24, 2012 (a week after Father’s Day) I hosted a student recital in Queensbury, NY at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Always a treat, Carol Ann Elze accompanied students in their songs as students gained valuable experience performing for friends and family. Every student felt good and supported. Many thanks to the supportive and appreciative audience!