“Accent on Youth” Alexander Harrelson, Tenor

Alex Harrelson

Alexander Harrelson '21

The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness (Flat Rock, N.C.) Friends of Music will present tenor Alexander Harrelson as the first in a series of concerts titled "Accent on Youth," Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. 

The 19-year-old junior from Tryon will sing a varied program of sacred and secular music from Handel, Schumann, Verdi, Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Alex will be accompanied by church organist and pianist Dewitt Tipton of Furman University.

Alex is a J. Estes Millner scholar at Davidson College and is a student of Jacquelyn Culpepper.  He studied this past summer at the Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy and at the International Vocal Artists Academy in Payerback, Austria. In the Spring Semester of 2020, Alex will attend the International Exchange Student Music Program in Vienna, Austria.

Alex has made it to the national level of the Classical Singers Convention and has won prizes in the YoungArts competition.

He’s performed with the Hendersonville Youth Symphony Orchestra (Bastien und Bastienne), attended the North Carolina Governor’s School for Choral Music, and attended Cannon Music Camp after receiving a generous scholarship from Laurel Lake Music Society. Alex intends to pursue a Masters degree in vocal performance.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted, all of which will go the concert artist. Visit the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness website for more information about the concert and directions to the church.


  • November 5, 2019