Meredith Arwady ’00 Kahrl
The Hope College Alumni Association will honor two alumnae during the annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 28. The association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Meredith Arwady ’00 Kahrl
an acclaimed contralto based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who has performed with opera companies and symphonies around the world. Arwady has performed with opera companies and symphonies including the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Houston Grand Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, English National Opera, Oper Frankfurt, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Toronto Symphony. She has won several competitions and awards, including the
Metropolitan Opera National Councils, the George Londons, the Licia Albanese/Puccini Competition, the Marian Anderson Award, a Sara Tucker as well as a Richard Tucker Career Grant from the Tucker Foundation, a Grammy and several scholarships.
The banquet is scheduled in conjunction with Alumni Weekend (April 27-28). Additional information about the weekend and more extensive biographical sketches of both alumni are featured online.