Heidelberg School of Music & Theatre to present Goethe Song Fest

Feb 14, 2014

The Heidelberg School of Music & Theatre will present an afternoon of German music, showcasing the talents of vocal and piano students in the Goethe Song Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Brenneman Music Hall.

The concert will feature Heidelberg vocal students, who will perform settings of excerpts from the poetry of Johann Wolfgang Goethe set in a variety of styles. In this second annual event, four Heidelberg piano students – Stephen Smith, Cy Boehler, Colleen Crayton and Allie Dresser – will serve as accompanists for 15 voice students. Dr. Carol Dusdieker, assistant professor of voice at Heidelberg, and Dr. Margarita Denenberg, assistant professor of piano, are co-directing.

Voice students who will perform include Kristen Lindhurst, Addison Woost, Laura Bayda, Sarah Bolen, Chelsea Smith, Helen Hedrick, Nick Saxton, Kristina Kamm, Melissa Tippin, Holly Oberlin, Elle Dutton, Tim Borham, Tess Gerber, Kelly Devine and Hunter Jordan. Staff pianists Cynthia Ramsdell, Joan McConnell and Curtis King also will provide accompaniment.

The program is free and open to the community. A free will offering will be held to benefit vocal scholarships for Heidelberg music students.