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Sydney Holland to present senior vocal recital on April 10

Published on Apr 7, 2017 by Mallory Johnson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University music education major Sydney Holland will present her senior vocal recital on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Holland is a voice student of Dr. Grace St. Pierre. She will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Linda Ligate, adjunct professor of music, and will be performing a duet with students Mikaela McGarrah and Joshua Little.

“Some of the most impactful people in my life have been my music teachers,” Holland said. “There is something about music that taps into a unique part of a person. Music teaches more than notes, it teaches about life, leadership and gives you a community to be a part of. I want to be able to cultivate that environment for students.”

Holland is the daughter of Chelle and Jimmy Holland and is a native of Kansas City, Mo. After graduation, she has plans to be a high school choir director.

“I had a teacher tell me once, ‘you will never be wealthy, but you will be the richest person you know,’” said Holland. “I am so excited and honored to take the skills and talents that I have developed here at Evangel to go into the world and love people.”


Esurientes implevit bonis from Magni cat, BWV 243 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Delana Pleasants & Mari Kamikura, flute; David Pira Florez, cello

Sound the Trumpet from “Come Ye Sons of Art” by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

David Pira Florez, cello; Mikaela McGarrah, soprano

Liebestreu by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Frühlingsnacht by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Chanson d’amour by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1942)

Chanson Triste by Henri Duparc (1844-1933)

Canción de cuna by Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)

Al amor by Fernando Obradors (1897-1945)


Voce di donna from La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886)

Heart, We Will Forget Him by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

I Carry Your Heart by John Duke (1899-1984)

Speak Low by Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

So in Love by Cole Porter (1891-1964)

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off by George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Joshua Little, baritone

They Can’t Take that Away from Me by George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Joshua Little, baritone

The Road Home by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

Accompanied by an ensemble that features Soprano: Kathryn Baker, Ashley DeVries, Maria McArdle, Mikaela McGarrah; Alto: Lauren Dawson, Melissa Gadd, Rachel Zimmerman;
Tenor: Jonathan Alvarado, Nicholas Cole, Christian Cunningham, Noah Holmes; Bass: Andrew Harris, Joshua Little, Ryan Leathers, Luke Thomas; Conductor: Dr. Kevin Hawkins

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, music business, recording technology and worship leadership. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.

For more information, visit or contact the Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.