Performs in Italy

FLORENCE, Italy — A soprano, Rona Commins of the Ashton Park Ward, Sacramento California East Stake, performed in Florence, Italy, in July for the Browning Society's 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She performed the concert in the Anglican Church of St. Mark, the Parish church of the British expatriates in 19th century Florence.

Sister Commins, who has been teaching summer music appreciation classes for California State University in Sacramento for 19 years, is a regional winner of the San Francisco Opera Auditions and the National Federation of Music Club's Young Artist Auditions. She was awarded the bronze medal in performance at Moncioni during studies with Tito Gobi at the Villa Schifanoia in Florence.