Handbells and Concerts and Recitals, Oh My!

BY ALEX GRUBER

The St. Norbert College Handbell Choir, directed by Linda Cook, presented their spring concert on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall.

The St. Norbert College Music Department presented the Fresh Ink Concert on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall. The Fresh Ink Concert showcased original musical compositions created and performed by music students at St. Norbert College. Those students who had their work featured at the concert included Eva Finke ’18, Jessica Kust ’17, Broderick Lemke ’18, Savannah Libassi ’17, Kasara Sinkula ’15 and Rachel Ziolkowski ’15.

Asked how it felt to have his work exhibited at the concert, Lemke responded, “It’s terrifying and empowering at the same time to hear the notes you’ve put down on a page being brought to life in front of others.”

“I am thrilled to perform my songs at this concert,” Finke stated. “I always enjoy sharing my compositions with others and seeing their reactions.”

            At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Dudley Birder Hall, Patrick Marchant ’17 and Lauren Bendt ’17 gave a junior piano and flute recital.

After graduating from college, Marchant plans to work full-time in music ministry and also hopes to start a business in Kindermusik, a development program for children ages zero to seven based on music.

Asked what his favorite piece was, Marchant responded, “‘Jupiter’ from ‘The Planets.’ It’s a two-piano duet that I have the wonderful joy of sharing with my beautifully talented instructor, Mrs. Elaine Moss.”

“I think students should come watch their fellow students perform in student recitals because it’s an exposure to an art form, and I believe in the importance of arts in building a strong foundation for life,” Marchant stated.

            At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Dudley Birder Hall, Kasara Sinkula ’15 performed her senior capstone vocal recital.

Sinkula is a soprano and a music education major. She also knows how to play many instruments, with her main instruments being the tuba and trombone.

Sinkula’s recital consisted entirely of pieces composed by women. The 16 works included “O Virtus Sapientia” by Hildegard von Bingen (a statue of whom resides in Dudley Birder Hall), “Laue Sommernacht” by Alma Mahler and Sinkula’s favorite of “How Could I Ever Know?” by Lucy Simon from the musical “The Secret Garden.”

Sinkula intends to teach music after graduating from SNC and is currently searching for a position outside of Wisconsin.

“I always loved singing and would even make up and sing little songs as a child,” Sinkula stated. “I participated in Missoula Children’s Theatre shows as a child, and I think they also helped me get more into singing.”

            The St. Norbert College concert band and wind ensemble held their spring concert on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Walter Theatre. Dr. Michael Knight directed both groups.

40 students participated in concert band this semester at the college. The wind ensemble consisted of 45 students this semester.

Asked why students and the public should attend musical events like the spring band concert, Knight stated, “The students from our ensemble come from all departments on campus. It is great to see our students collaborate and make great music together.”

“This is a culmination of all of the hard work the students have put in over the spring semester,” Knight responded when asked of his favorite aspect of the concert. “It is also our last performance with our senior band members, making it very special.”

BY ALEX GRUBER

The St. Norbert College Handbell Choir, directed by Linda Cook, presented their spring concert on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall.

The St. Norbert College Music Department presented the Fresh Ink Concert on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall. The Fresh Ink Concert showcased original musical compositions created and performed by music students at St. Norbert College. Those students who had their work featured at the concert included Eva Finke ’18, Jessica Kust ’17, Broderick Lemke ’18, Savannah Libassi ’17, Kasara Sinkula ’15 and Rachel Ziolkowski ’15.

Asked how it felt to have his work exhibited at the concert, Lemke responded, “It’s terrifying and empowering at the same time to hear the notes you’ve put down on a page being brought to life in front of others.”

“I am thrilled to perform my songs at this concert,” Finke stated. “I always enjoy sharing my compositions with others and seeing their reactions.”

            At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Dudley Birder Hall, Patrick Marchant ’17 and Lauren Bendt ’17 gave a junior piano and flute recital.

After graduating from college, Marchant plans to work full-time in music ministry and also hopes to start a business in Kindermusik, a development program for children ages zero to seven based on music.

Asked what his favorite piece was, Marchant responded, “‘Jupiter’ from ‘The Planets.’ It’s a two-piano duet that I have the wonderful joy of sharing with my beautifully talented instructor, Mrs. Elaine Moss.”

“I think students should come watch their fellow students perform in student recitals because it’s an exposure to an art form, and I believe in the importance of arts in building a strong foundation for life,” Marchant stated.

            At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Dudley Birder Hall, Kasara Sinkula ’15 performed her senior capstone vocal recital.

Sinkula is a soprano and a music education major. She also knows how to play many instruments, with her main instruments being the tuba and trombone.

Sinkula’s recital consisted entirely of pieces composed by women. The 16 works included “O Virtus Sapientia” by Hildegard von Bingen (a statue of whom resides in Dudley Birder Hall), “Laue Sommernacht” by Alma Mahler and Sinkula’s favorite of “How Could I Ever Know?” by Lucy Simon from the musical “The Secret Garden.”

Sinkula intends to teach music after graduating from SNC and is currently searching for a position outside of Wisconsin.

“I always loved singing and would even make up and sing little songs as a child,” Sinkula stated. “I participated in Missoula Children’s Theatre shows as a child, and I think they also helped me get more into singing.”

            The St. Norbert College concert band and wind ensemble held their spring concert on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Walter Theatre. Dr. Michael Knight directed both groups.

40 students participated in concert band this semester at the college. The wind ensemble consisted of 45 students this semester.

Asked why students and the public should attend musical events like the spring band concert, Knight stated, “The students from our ensemble come from all departments on campus. It is great to see our students collaborate and make great music together.”

“This is a culmination of all of the hard work the students have put in over the spring semester,” Knight responded when asked of his favorite aspect of the concert. “It is also our last performance with our senior band members, making it very special.”

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