Hughes And Nelson Share A Combined Music Recital

Two Central Methodist University singers will share the stage for a joint recital on Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the Kountz Recital Hall in the Swinney Conservatory of Music on the CMU campus in Fayette.

Soprano McKenna Nelson, a senior bachelor of music student from Macon, will perform her senior recital. As a bachelor of music student, she is required to perform a half-hour senior recital. Her recital partner, tenor Malik Hughes, is a junior music performance major from St. Joseph. He is required to present a junior half-hour recital plus a full hour recital during his senior year.

Nelson is a student of Dr. Laura Wiebe, assistant professor of music; Hughes is a student of Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, professor of voice and opera.

Hughes will be singing a repertoire that includes “Và godendo,” Romilda’s aria from Serse by George Frideric Handel; “Sento nel core” by Alessandro Scarlatti; “An die Musik” by Franz von Schober and Franz Schubert; “Der musikant” by Hugo Wolf; “Plasir d’amour” by Giovanni Martini;

“Bois epais” by Jean-Baptise Lully; “I attempt from Love’s Sickness” by Henry Purcell; “Drink to me only with Thine Eyes” by Roger Quilter, with words by Ben Jonson; and “My Lovely Celia” by George Monro.

Nelson’s repertoire will include “Batti, batti, o bel Masetto” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Du bist die Ruh” by Franz Schubert; “Dixie” by Jake Heggie; “A Summer in Ohio” by Jason Robert Brown; “Burn” by Lin-Manuel Miranda; and “Some Things are Meant to be” by Jason Howland.

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