Some Musical Notes: Recitals and More!

BY ALEX GRUBER

The Dudley Birder Chorale presented their annual All Saints Day Concert on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theater. The Chorale, an ensemble of singers from around the De Pere and Green Bay area led by Dudley Birder, has given a performance on All Saints Day for 42 years.

This year’s concert featured Brahms’s “German Requiem,” as well as Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” and “Alleluia,” and Birder’s own arrangement of “For All the Saints.” As in previous years, a full orchestra accompanied the Chorale. Kent Paulsen, Baritone, and Courtney Sherman, Soprano were featured as soloists.

Emily Herman ’16 gave her senior vocal recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1 in Dudley Birder Hall. Herman, a soprano and double major in voice performance and physics, studies under Linda Feldmann. Her recital included the entire “Exsultate Jubilate” by Mozart, “Adieuz, l’hotesse Arabe” and other songs by Bizet, “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” by Puccini and others.

Herman currently plans to attend graduate school for voice/opera performance and would like to perform and teach voice at a university. Taught by her father to read music before she could read English, Herman first joined choir in the fourth grade.

Asked why students should attend recitals, Herman said, “Student recitals typically feature music from the baroque era through contemporary music, so there is something for everyone.”

The St. Norbert College Music Department presented its Chamber Music Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall. The concert featured a piano duet directed by Elaine Moss; the flute choir, directed by Dr. Kortney James; a saxophone sextet, directed by Dr. John Salerno; the bell choir, directed by Dr. Linda Cook; and the brass ensemble, directed by Dr. Cook.

The autumn band concert occurred on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theater. The event featured the concert band and the wind ensemble of the college, both directed by Dr. Michael Knight. The concert included works by Robert Jager, Steven Bryant, Michael Markowski and Andrew Boysen.

Upcoming musical events at St. Norbert College include the United States Air Force Airlifter Brass Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theater; the junior recital of Natalie Beck ’17 (piano) and Allie Baranczyk ’17 (vocal) on Friday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall; the autumn instrumental jazz concert on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theater; the senior oboe recital of Al Martin ’16 on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall; and the junior recital of Jessica Kust ’17 (piano) and Lizzie Tesch ’17 (saxophone) on Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall.

Attend one, some or all of these events and support the musical arts at SNC!

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