Private Voice Lessons, Piano Lessons
Private French Lessons as well as French Diction for singers
Through the spirit and charm of music,
the spirit of man is uplifted. - ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
|Bahá’í Inspired Music|
Mezzo-Soprano Lorraine Manifold holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy (the science of teaching how to sing) from
Northeastern Illinois University
(CGPA 4.0). She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Music at the
University of Ottawa
Mezzo-Soprano Lorraine Manifold holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy (the science of teaching how to sing) from Northeastern Illinois University (CGPA 4.0). She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Music at the University of Ottawain Canada. She has been teaching voice to all levels and piano for beginners for more than four years. Lorraine is also the Director of the Young Voices of Unity choir in Wilmette, IL.
Born in Montreal, Lorraine lived in Belgium for eighteen years, in Israel for two and a half years, in Hungary for one year and in Canada for sixteen years. She moved with her husband Alan Manifold to Park Ridge, Illinois in October 2007 where she established her private studio. Coming from a family of musicians, music has always been an important part of her life: her father Pierre Hétu was a conductor and a pianist and her mother, Carollyn Hétu, a clarinetist. At an early age, she studied piano and violin, sang in choirs, and studied music theory and solfège.
Lorraine’s musical experiences are numerous and include concerts with Les Chœurs de l'Union Européenne, Les Pastoureaux, Voices of Bahá, with whom she sang in Carnegie Hall, Bahá'í Gospel Singers, the Musica Viva Singers as well as Cantata Singers, the Ottawa National Arts Centre’s Ottawa Festival Chorus, the Park Ridge Chorale, and is currently singing with the Bahá'í House of Worship Choir in Wilmette, Illinois.
A major influence that contributed to her love and study of music is the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder, writes the following about music:
We, verily, have made music as a ladder for your souls, a means whereby they may be lifted up unto the realm on high...
The art of music must be brought to the highest stage of development, for this is one of the most wonderful arts and in this glorious age of the Lord of Unity it is highly essential to gain its mastery.
For more quotes about music, see Music Quotes.