With a major in Environmental Studies and a Religion minor, Briana Baker will graduate this spring. However, this Sunday, March 23 in Björling Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m., she will sweep the audience members off its feet with her lovely alto voice. Admission is free for the public and refreshments will follow the conclusion of her recital.
Briana will have many special guests appear throughout her recital. To open the program, she will present four selections from G. F. Handel’s Messiah. Those selections include Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind and He Shall Feed His Flock, followed by Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive and O Thou That Tellest Good Tiding to Zion, assisted by Elizabeth Fröden, violin and Helen Wauck, cello. Baker’s main accompanist will be sophomore Emily Rudquist. In addition to accompanying Briana throughout the recital, Rudquist will also perform Frédéric Chopin’s Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor (Revolutionary) as a solo work. A set of Baker’s selections are works by composers Reynaldo Hahn, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copeland. Soprano vocalist Jennessa Runia will join Briana to sing Canoe Song (Giribiribin) by Alberto Pestalozza. For Connie Kaldor’s The Canoe Song, Naomi Powers-Baker will be the accompianist. All in all, there will be plenty of talent present.
Briana Baker’s student voice recital will be presented in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday March 23 at 3:30 p.m. This performance is free for the public to attend.