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‘Messiah’ soprano for hire: Mary Wilson loves to tell Handel’s old, old story

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: December 03, 2019 4:40 PM CT | Published: December 02, 2019 4:00 AM CT

“Audiences aren’t paying to hear me read the phone book,” Wilson says. “It’s about telling a story. That’s really important to me.” 


Memphis Symphony Orchestra Mary Wilson Handel's 'Messiah' Lindenwood Christian Church

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Jill Johnson Piper

Jill Johnson Piper

Jill Johnson Piper is a second generation newspaper writer with roots in Memphis and Arkansas. She earned a B.A. in English from Rhodes College. Her work appears in Rhodes Today and Memphis magazine, as well as The Daily Memphian.


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