Amy Hoffman has first
in MC’s new Wine
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
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
“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
from “Magnificat” by Johann Sebastian Bach, Susurrando il
“Tigrane” by Alessandro Scarlatti,
Perduta ho la speranza
by Stefano Donaudy,
O Mio Babbino Caro
from “Gianni Schicchi”
Oh! Quand je Dors
by Franz Liszt,
by Alexandre Georges,
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,
from “Cinderella” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.