A group of talented Lancaster Bible College students will present a unique recital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, for the listening pleasure of the campus and community.
The fall 2022 “Art Song Recital” at 3 p.m. at The Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market St. in Lancaster, will feature several students performing selections in languages from around the world.
“Learning the art of performing these songs exposes our students to difficult repertoire and poetic ideas that are not found in typical popular music and styles,” said Jeffrey Martin, Assistant Professor and Director of Vocal Studies. “Performing in different languages and expressing ideas to an audience that does not speak the language forces the performer to sing with a different emphasis on the emotions and ideas being expressed. I wanted to give these students a performance outlet for the repertoire they have been studying.”
The students and their performance pieces include the following:
- Laura Aines (’23), Music Education major – “Chanson Triste” by Henri Duparc and “Ich trage meine mine” by Richard Strauss
- Laceyann Riggs (’23), Music Education major – “Heart we will not forget Him” by Aaron Copland and “Du Ring” by Robert Schumann
- Elsa Rogers (’24), Vocal Performance major – “Du bist die Ruh” by Franz Schubert and “Si mes vers” by Reynaldo Hahn
- Reanna Morrow (’23), Music Education major – “Zeuignung” by Richard Strauss and “Clair de lune” by Claude Debussey
- Amanda Dekok (’24), Music Education major – “Insomnia” by Lee Hoiby
- Bethany Fasarakis (’24), Vocal Performance major – “O mio Babbino Caro” by Giacomo Puccini
- Delaney Bigley (’23), Musical Theatre major – “What Good Would the Moon Be?” by Kurt Weill
- Sydney Hersch (’24), Musical Theatre major – “Art Is Calling for Me” by Victor Herbert
- Daniel LaRue (’23), Music Education major – “Soupir” by Henri Duparc and “A vucchella” by Paulo Tosti
- Fernando Rivas (’23), Worship Arts major – “La donna e mobile” by Giuseppe Verdi and “Quella fiamma che macende” by Benedetto Marcello
- Dallas Good (’24), Music Education major – “It Was a Lover and His Lass” by Gerald Finzi and “Ich grolle nicht” by Robert Schumann
Student performers for the recital will be accompanied by Alicia Bauman (’23), Musical Education major, and Katrina King (’24), Piano Performance major.
Lancaster Bible College’s Music, Worship & Performing Arts (MWPA) Department seeks to prepare highly skilled artists to influence the culture with grace and truth. Students hone their craft in a community of dedicated artist-teacher mentors and passionate peers. LBC’s caring, student-centered environment nurtures the mind, soul and heart of each person with a view to promote creative competency and Christ-like character.
Real-world, practical experience prepares MWPA students to engage professionally on many levels; in a touring ensemble, on stage as an actor, singer, instrumentalist or dancer; studying privately with a world-class artist-teacher; or preparing for a professional vocational journey in majors such as Performance, Worship Arts, Musical Theatre, Music Education and Composition.