Powell (Nick) Leitch of the Classes of 1984 and 1987L is an attorney practicing in the defense of medical malpractice and products liability claims for LeClairRyan law firm in Roanoke. That’s Nick’s day job.
But Sunday and last night, he was on stage at the Shaftman Performance Hall in Roanoke’s Jefferson Center where he was the tenor with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for its performance of Mozart’s “Requiem.” His performances drew this review from Seth Williamson in the Roanoke Times: “Hometown tenor Nick Leitch sang again with big-name soloists. Leitch held his own with the pros in the dramatic ‘Day of Wrath’ section.” See the entire review here.
This is not Nick’s first turn on the stage in Roanoke. Last May he performed in Opera Roanoke’s production of Othello. Reviewer Williamson had the same kind of praise for Nick then, too: “By the way, hometown boy Nick Leitch, chosen by White for the lesser tenor role of Roderigo, demonstrated that he has no trouble running with the big dogs.” In 2005, he performed in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a joint production of the Roanoke Symphony and Mill Mountain Theatre at the Roanoke Civic Center. And in 2004, he was the featured tenor soloist for the Roanoke Symphony’s Virtuosi I performance of Handel’s Messiah. He routinely sings with the Roanoke Symphony Chorus.
Back in his day job, Nick sees health-care providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and ancillary health care providers, and he counsels hospital and physician groups on various issues.