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Bridgewater College Music Majors to Present Voice Recital March 24

March 17, 2017

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Music majors Jordan M. Haugh and James Balser will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

Haugh’s senior lyric baritone voice recital consists of five sets, each with a different theme. Set one includes: “Zion’s Walls,” adapted by Aaron Copland, “Strings in the Earth and Air” by Samuel Barber and “Where the Music Comes From” by Lee Hoiby. Set two includes: “Lydia” and “Clair de lune” by Gabriel Fauré. Set three consists of “Abendempfindung” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Ständchen” and “Auf dem Kirchhofe” by Johannes Brahms. The fourth set includes: “Lágrimas mías” from El anill de hierro by Pedro Miguel Marqués and “Canción contra las madamitas gorgoriteadoras” from El recitado by Antonio Rosales. Set five includes: “Non più andrai” from Le Nozze Di Figaro by Mozart.

Haugh, a senior, is the son of Cary and Kimberly Haugh of Frederick, Md. He is a member of the Chorale, the Concert Choir, the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble. He serves as student conductor of the Pep Band.

For his junior baritone voice recital, Balser will perform four pieces by Roger Quilter: “Weep You No More,” “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal,” “Oh Mistress Mine” and “Come Away Death.” He will sing “Vado Ben Spesso Cangiando Loco” by Giovanni Bonoccini, “Si, Tra I Ceppi” by George Handel and “Sonntag” and “Dien Blaues Auge” by Joannes Brahms. He also will perform “Le Secret” by Gabriel Fauré and Vincent d’Indy’s “Madrigal.”

Balser is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Duff of Waynesboro, Va. Balser is a member of the Chorale and the Concert Choir. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Both musicians study voice under Shannon Kiser, adjunct instructor of music, and will be accompanied on piano by Lacey Johnson, instructor of music.

The recital is free and open to the public.

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