Dordt College News

Vocal recital November 10

November 3, 2006

Lisa Zylstra

Soprano Lisa (De Vries) Zylstra will present a senior recital at Dordt College on Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Also participating in the recital will be Daniel Zylstra, baritone; Tim Vande Griend, trumpet; and Marlys Grimm, accompanist.

Zylstra is a music major at Dordt with emphases in vocal performance and pedagogy. She is the daughter of Harlan and Donna De Vries, Orange City, and a voice student of Debora Vogel.

The program for the recital includes “Laudamus te” from Mozart’s Mass in C Minor; arias from various operas, the flashy Rossini piece “L’Invito,” a comic song about a tone deaf singer, as well as selections by Handel, Poulenc, Fauré and Verdi. Concluding the recital will be a scene from Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love.

Zylstra has been a soloist with the Dordt College Chorale and Concert Choir, and toured with the Jubilee show “Vision at Work and Play.” She has also been a guest soloist with Dordt’s Campus-Community Band and the chamber orchestra, and a featured soloist in a concert with the Fort Dodge Choral Society. She was selected twice as a finalist in the Lewis and Clark Chapter NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition, and in statewide NATS competitions has been a semi-finalist twice and has received second place and an honorable mention.

During her time at Dordt has been awarded a DC Vocal Music Scholarship, the Jack Grotenhuis Memorial Music Scholarship, the Joe Dahm Music Scholarship and a Fort Dodge Choral Society Scholarship.

The public is invited to attend this free recital and a reception following the performance.

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