At 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Krieg Hall, a General Student Recital features a variety of music with Brittany Steinbrecher, class of 2009 from Delaware, Ohio, playing cello with Olivia Guetle, class of 2012 from Mansfield, Ohio, cello, for one piece, and playing bass (assisted by Diane Slagle, piano) for another selection. Anne Selong, voice, class of 2010 from Bay Village, Ohio, is performing "Laurie's Song," by Aaron Copland and "Va Godendo," by Handel. She will also sing "He Shall Feed His Flock" and "Come Unto Him," from Handel's Messiah in duet with Allison Earhart, class of 2009 from Muncie, Ind. Earhart will sing a selection from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Amy Rissolo, class of 2012 from Darien, Conn., voice, will perform "It's a Grand Night for Singing," from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical State Fair. Lauren Kelly, class of 2012 from Springfield, Ohio, voice, will perform Richard Hageman's "Do Not Go My Love." Rachel Lee, class of 2012 from Hickory, N.C., cello, will play a Vivaldi cello piece, "Sonata III, largo and allegro," accompanied by Slagle. The recital will close with a special small student ensemble performance.
The Festival of Hymns begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Wittenberg's historic Weaver Chapel. The Wittenberg Choir will present a series of hymns appropriate for a faculty memorial observance, remembering the lives of those music faculty who have passed on and Rupert Lang's "Kontakion." The program will also include "Abide with Me" and "Lord Thee I Love with All My Heart Setting,"arranged by Busarow. Soloists and instrumentalists will assist the choir, and Busarow will be featured at the organ.
The Wittenberg Handbell Choir, conducted by Professor of Music Trudy Faber, is next on the calendar with a performance scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Weaver Chapel. The Handbell Choir will be accompanied by oboist Ben Williams, class of 2010 from Louisville, Ky., on several pieces. Sarah Dennett, class of 2009 from Millersville, Md., violin, will join Williams playing a Bach piece (without bells). Steven Wolgast, class of 2008 from Springfield, Ohio, will play organ with the bells on Langlais' "Paean of Joy," and Jarred Sorauf, class of 2011 from Troy, Ohio, piano, will play Faurč's "Cantique de Jean Racine," arranged for bells and piano by Robert Hobby, class of 1985. The piece "Mother Earth-Spirit Sky" will include drum and windchimes, and the final number, "Cantad al Senőr" ("Sing to the Lord") will include guitar, flute and percussion instruments. A very difficult and unusual piece, "Windscape," by Cathy Moklebust, creates the effect of the rising and falling of the wind.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Krieg Hall, a Joint Student Recital featuring sopranos Elisabeth Schueler and Taylor Lathrop, both class of 2010 from Cincinnati, Ohio. Lathrop will perform "Enfant Si Jetais Roi" and "Oh! Quand Je Dors" by Franz Liszt, "Amor" by William Bolcom, and four songs from the Song Cycle Frauenliebe Und Leben by Robert Schumann: "Seit ich ihn gesehen," "der Herrlichste von allen, "Du Ring an meinem Finger 8" and "Nun hast du mir den ersten schmerz getan." Schueler will perform "Let the Bright Seraphim" from the oratorio Samson by G.F. Handel, "Sure on this shining night" by Samuel Barber, "Where the Music Comes From" by Lee Hoiby, "Le Colibri" by Ernest Chausson, "Mandoline" by Gabriel Faure, "Erlafsee" by Franz Schubert, "Anakreons Grab" by Hugo Wolf, "Er ist's" by Hugo Wolf, and "Porgi, amor" from the opera Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart.
Several additional programs are on the calendar for the remainder of the academic year, and will be made available as the concert and recital plans are completed.
Written By: Samantha Kimm '11
Photo By: Erin Pence
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