DaSean Stokes To Present Senior Voice Recital

DaSean StokesVoice major DaSean Stokes will present his senior music recital on Sunday, April 23, at 4 p.m. in the Kountz Recital Hall in the Swinney Conservatory of Music on Central Methodist University’s Fayette campus.

His hour-long recital is part of Stokes’ fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. The recital is free and open to the public.

Stokes, a Fayette resident, has been active on campus in nearly all vocal music events, from Conservatory Singers and Chorale to every opera event in the past four years, including the most recent performance, H.M.S. Pinafore.

He belongs to Central’s Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a student of Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, associate professor of voice and opera.

Stokes will be performing “Where e’re you walk from Semele” by G.F. Handel; “ella Vittoria” by Stephano Donaudy; “Spirate pur spirate” and “Una furtive lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti; “Meni Schöner Stern” by Widmung; “Chanson d’amour” by Gabriel Fauré; “Ouvre tes yeux bleus” by Jules Massanet; “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin; “The Only Home I know” from Shenandoah by Gary Geld;

“Kansas City” from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein; “Long Time Ago” and “The Boatman Dance,” both by Aaron Copland; and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” a traditional spiritual, arranged by Moses Hogan.

He will also sing a duet, “Ich denke dein” by Robert Schumann, with soprano Susan Bishop, a senior music education major also from Fayette.

Stokes will be accompanied by Mary Jane Nance, collaborative pianist.

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