Joseph Thomas Opens Weekend With Senior Recital

Posted on April 24th, 2013 by

(Story by Megan Maricle-Roberts ’14)

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present tenor Joseph Thomas in his senior voice recital. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m.  The recital, which will take place in Bjorling Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

Joe Thomas is a senior vocal music education major. He is the son of Rita and Randy Thomas from Glencoe, Minnesota. Joe is a recipient of the Gustavus Music scholarship at Gustavus and studies with Rebecca McConnaughy. He is a member of the Gustavus Choir and various ensembles. For this recital, Joe will be accompanied by Kacie Foster on the piano and Comfort Dolo, mezzo-soprano.

The recital begins with I Walked Today where Jesus Walked, a work by Geoffrey O’Hara and assisted by Comfort Dolo. Joe next performs Jules Massenet’s work Ouvres Tes Yeux Bleus, followed by two works of Franz Schubert, Der Müller und der Bach and Halt. The next two songs are both by Harry T. Burleigh, titled Give Me Jesus and Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel. Elton John’s Elaborate Lives will be performed next, assisted by Comfort. The recital will conclude with There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York by George Gershwin.

Joe Thomas is performing his senior tenor recital on Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. The recital, in Bjorling Recital Hall, is open to the public.


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