posted October 1, 2008

Hope Music Program Presenting a “Voice Olympiad”

The department of music at Hope College will hold two guest artist events and one student event for this fall's "Voice Olympiad."

The first event will feature mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman, associate professor of music at Wheaton College, in recital on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music and will feature works of Christoph Willibald Gluck, Hector Berlioz and Hugo Wolf.

The second event is two master classes taught by world renowned tenor George Shirley.  Master classes will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. in Wichers Auditorium and at 7 p.m. in the Padnos Gallery at the Holland Area Arts Council.  Shirley will also be the featured guest at a 10:30 a.m. coffee in the MarthaMillerCenter for Global Communication on Thursday, Oct. 30.

The final event is a semi-annual Liederabend, presented by the students in the college's German Diction Class. The recital will feature the Lieder of Richard Strauss, on Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Semelink Hall at Western Theological Seminary.

The Holland Area Arts Council is located in downtown Holland at 150 E. Eighth St.  The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.  Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th St. between College and Columbia avenues.  Western Theological Seminary is located at 101 E. 13th St., on 13th Street east of College Avenue.