Ouachita Baptist University will host Rebekah Anthony in her senior vocal performance recital Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in W. Francis McBeth Recital Hall of Mabee Fine Arts Center.
Anthony, a native of Roanoke, Texas, currently serves as president of Ouachita’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity and has been named a semi-finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing state and regional auditions. She is a student of Suzetta Glenn, lecturer in music, and she will be accompanied on piano for the recital by Louis Menendez, principal coach and artist-in-residence.
“This recital is the final stepping stone to the rest of my life,” Anthony said. “So much work has been put into learning this recital music, and I hope that everyone will enjoy the finished product. It is the last big thing I need to accomplish before graduation, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
Anthony will begin with two selections by Henry Purcell, “We Sing to Him,” and “Sweeter Than Roses,” followed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Come Scoglio” from Così Fan Tutte and Giacomo Puccini’s “In quelle trine morbide” by Manon Lescaut. She will continue with “Und Willst du deinen Leibsten sterben sehen” by Hugo Wolf and Carl Maria von Weber’s “Und ob die Wolke” from Der Freishütz.
Next, Anthony will perform three selections from Francis Poulenc’s Banalités, “Chanson d’Orkenise,” “Hôtel” and “Voyage à Paris,” followed by “Mother’s Aria” from Engelbert Humberdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel and “A Swan” by Edvard Grieg. She will then be joined by Brandi Hull, a senior psychology major from Longview, Texas, for three selections from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Ten Blake Songs, “Infant Joy,” “The Divine Image” and “The Piper.” Anthony will conclude the recital with two additional solo performances, “Were You There?” by Charles Lloyd Jr. and “La Danza” by Gioachino Rossini.
For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.