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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
Director of Media and Public Relations
260-982-5285  jskornegay@manchester.edu

 

Amy Hoffman has first student recital

in MC’s new Wine Recital  Hall

 

A familiar voice on campus will present the first student recital in Manchester College’s brand-new Wine Recital Hall on Thursday, Nov. 4. Soprano Amy Hoffman will perform at 7:30 p.m.; the public is welcome.

 For her recital, Amy has chosen selections ranging from Bach and Puccini to Broadway. She will perform duets with junior mezzo-soprano Rachel McFadden and senior bass Sayo Oshogwemoh. Junior James Hutchings will accompany them on piano and harpsichord.

Amy is an example of the diversity of education and experience on this liberal arts campus – she is a psychology major who did not begin studying voice until she arrived at Manchester.

“I'm not a music major or minor, but I've always loved music,” notes Amy, daughter of Dan and Dawn Hoffman of McPherson, Kan.  “Music was a part of life, with my mom singing, playing the piano and directing our church children's choir and my dad playing the guitar.  Music was the way they relaxed.”  She sang in her high school choir and was a member of the Kansas State Music Educators State Honor Choir her junior and senior year.

At Manchester, Amy’s voice has joined the A Cappella Choir since spring 2002 and she is a member of the Chamber Singers. She has studied applied voice under Michael Davis and Debra Lynn.

Amy’s repertoire for the evening includes Quia Respexit from “Magnificat” by Johann Sebastian Bach, Susurrando il venticello fromTigrane” by Alessandro Scarlatti, Perduta ho la speranza by Stefano Donaudy, O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini, Oh! Quand je Dors by Franz Liszt, La Pluie by Alexandre Georges, Soupir by Henri Duparc, St. Ita’s Vision from “Hermit Songs” by Samuel Barber, A Psalm Beyond the Silences by Stanley Hoffman, Art is Calling for Me (The Prima Donna Song) from “The Enchantress” by Victor Herbert, Memory from “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Webber after T.S. Eliot, What is this Feeling? from “Wicked” by Stephen Schwartz, Stepsisters Lament from “Cinderella” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

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