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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Studio to present spring recital

  • Don Clark Voice Studio will give a Spring Recital on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium of Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University. Students of Dr. Clark, Voice Professor in the Music Preparatory Department of Oklahoma Baptist University, and Adjunct Music Professor at St. Gregory’s University, will p...
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  • Don Clark Voice Studio will give a Spring Recital on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium of Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University. Students of Dr. Clark, Voice Professor in the Music Preparatory Department of Oklahoma Baptist University, and Adjunct Music Professor at St. Gregory’s University, will present a program of songs from Great Britain, Italy, Germany, France, Cuba and the United States, and will include art songs, opera arias and musical theatre selections.
     
    Featured senior on the program is Gabriela Weigel, who is graduating this month from SGU. Weigel, a lyric coloratura soprano from Irving, Texas, has studied voice and has been active in the SGU Chorale throughout her four years of college. She was winner of the Lower Division of the collegiate competition of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association in 2012, winning a monetary award and opportunity to sing on the Winners Concert at the OMTA State Conference at University of Oklahoma in May of 2013.
     
    During the 2013-14 school year she was winner of the OMTA Collegiate Competition, Upper Division, and thus will again receive a monetary award and will perform at the OMTA State Conference at University of Tulsa on May 30.
     
    She has performed as soloist at National Right to Life Conventions in Washington, D.C. and in Dallas, Texas; also in several SGU chorale programs, including “The Requiem” by Faure. She is to receive the Outstanding Voice Student award at the Spring Fine Arts Awards Banquet at SGU.
     
    Olivia Bond, graduating senior at Bethel High School, received ratings of Superior and Excellent at OSSAA District and State contests and recently performed the role of Miss Dorothy in the Bethel High School performance of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
     
    Katelyn McWater received ratings of Superior and Excellent in vocal duet at OSSAA District and State contests and Kennedy Whitlock received ratings of Superior in solo at these contests.
     
    Jordan Herl and Tyler Armitage received Superior ratings in vocal solo at OMTA District Achievement Auditions and will perform at the State OMTA Auditions on May 16. Armitage has recently performed roles in musical theatre productions in the Poteet Theatre in Oklahoma City. These works are: “Mary Poppins", “Matilda”, “The Lion King”, “Newsies” and “Bring it On”.
     
    Sarah Morris, SGU junior from Grand Prairie, Texas, will perform solos and in duets. Scott Hand, leader of the “Scott Hand Band” will sing on the program; Sarah Johnson and Leah Longest will sing in an ensemble that concludes the program.
     
    Page 2 of 2 - Piano accompanist for the recital is Dr. Ron Lewis.
     
    The public is invited.

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