Hanover College is bringing a renowned vocalist to campus this weekend to perform in the school's Community Arts Series.

Timothy Noble will perform at the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Fearnow, producer for the series, said each year the college tries to bring in eclectic performers.

"He is quite a distinguished singer. A world famous singer," Fearnow said.

Noble is a professor of music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Fearnow said Noble plans to bring three of his graduate students to perform with him.

"He's a real treasure for this region," Fearnow said. "It should be a beautiful evening to hear some of the best singers from our region, and possible whole country."

Noble also serves as a vocal trainer for the Canadian Opera Company and the Highlands Opera Studio in Haliburton, Ontario.

During the baritone's near 50-year career, he has performed more than 50 leading roles in major opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival.

He has performed as a soloist with the London Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony. He has appeared at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia Festival.

Noble received a Grammy nomination for his performance of Harold Hill in the Telarc recording of "The Music Man." He appeared on Broadway in the 1972 production of "The Selling of the President" and on numerous television shows, including "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Mike Douglas Show."

Fearnow said the show will consist of songs from famous composers, like Richard Strauss, to show tunes and a Richard Rodgers Medley.

General admission tickets for the performance cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets for senior citizens, age 65 and older, cost $12 and youth seats, age 18 and younger, are $5. The performance is expected to last approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.