Nov 11, 2022

Students DeVries and Holleman to hold a joint recital

The community is invited to the joint recital of Dordt University seniors Emma DeVries, piano, and Julia Holleman, voice. The free recital will be held on Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. A public reception will follow.

DeVries, of Randolph, Wisconsin, will perform Haydn’s Sonata in B Minor; Brahms’s Ballade No. 2 in D Major; a double-piano duet featuring Laurel Evertse of Hull, Iowa; and an Argentinian-style dance composed by Carlos Guastavino.

DeVries will also serve as the accompanist for Holleman, of Beecher, Illinois. Highlights of Holleman’s portion of the recital include compositions by Debussy and Liszt as well as Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (“The Shepherd on the Rock”) by Schubert, featuring clarinetist Emma Lamfers, a 2021 Dordt alumna of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

DeVries is majoring in K-12 Choral Music Education and studies piano with MaryLou Wielenga. She is a member of the Dordt University Concert Choir, participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing vocal competition in 2021 and 2022, and has accompanied vocal and instrumental lessons at Dordt since 2019.

Holleman is majoring in K-12 Choral/Instrumental Music Education and studies voice with Debora Vogel. She is a member of the Dordt University Concert Choir, plays flute for the Dordt University Wind Symphony, serves as choir director for First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, and has accompanied for Dordt’s vocal studio since 2020.

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