Kayla Becker and Kaitlyn Harris to Give Senior Voice Recital Nov. 23

November 19, 2014

Kayla Becker and Kaitlyn Harris will present a senior voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

For her soprano recital, Becker will perform “Oh! had I Jubal’s lyre” from Joshua by George Frideric Handel, “Le charme” by Ernest Chausson, “Aimons-nous” by Camille Saint-Saëns and “Obeissons, quand leur voix appellee” from Manon by Jules Massenett. She also will sing “Love” by Ned Rorem, “Take Me to the World” from Evening Primrose by Stephen Sondheim and four songs from Sechs Lieder, Op. 48 by Edvard Grieg. Becker’s recital also includes “Stizzoso, mio stizzoso” from La serva padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and “Willow Song” from The Ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore.

Becker, a music major, is the daughter of Greg and Vicki Becker of Bridgewater, Va. She studies music under Shannon Kiser, adjunct instructor of music. Becker is a member of the Concert Choir and serves as a student director for the Chorale. She is a member of the Oratorio Choir and is co-director of the Handbell Choir.

For her soprano recital, Harris will perform “Standchen” by Johannes Brahms, “Auch kleine Dinge” by Hugho Wolf and “Vedrai, carino” from Don Giovani by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She also will sing “Madrigal” by Vincent d’Indy, “Tout gai!” by Maurice Ravel and John Duke’s “I carry your heart.”

Harris, an athletic training major, is the daughter of Patrick and Sharon Harris of Wyomissing, Pa. She studies voice under Christine Fairfield, adjunct instructor of music. Harris is a member of the Concert Choir and the Chorale.

The recital also includes Becker and Harris performing a duet, “Duetto buffo di due gatti” by Gioachino Rossini and a trio with bass Phillip Stone, a sophomore biology major, “Soave sia il vento” from Così fan tutte by Mozart. Crystal Stone, a senior mathematics major, will accompany both pieces on the piano. The Stones are from Linville, Va. and are the son and daughter of Kathryn and Phil Stone Jr.

Becker and Harris will be accompanied by Lacy Johnson, adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater.

The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.