Lauren Russell

I am going from the Schoolhouse to the Lord’s House! After four wonderful and transformative years within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, I have found my way into a new and exciting position here at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. I am a 2018 graduate of Wingate University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Vocal Performance and have been a Resident Artist with OperaCarolina for the past four years. When not learning new roles or pieces, I also assist BachAkademie of Charlotte as their Executive Assistant, sing as a featured soloist and member of Charlotte Master Chorale, and travel for Young Artist Programs. Any moment when I have spare time, you can find me learning a new recipe (currently trying to perfect a Tarte Tatin), tending to my copious pandemic plants, or re-watching anything Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel related. Feel free to stop by for a little ray of sunshine even on the cloudiest of days.