Sheppard to present student recital

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Northwestern College senior Abby (Leusink) Sheppard of Hawarden will present a vocal recital on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The public is invited to attend; no admission will be charged.

Sheppard will be assisted by Lori Vande Brake, staff accompanist, on the piano and soprano Erin Brogan, a Northwestern senior. The recital will consist of 12 pieces, starting off with Hark, How All Things, from The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell. Sheppard, a soprano, will also perform such well-known compositions as O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini and When I am Laid in Earth by Purcell. She will close with Thomas Pasatieri’s Vocal Modesty.

Sheppard is attending Northwestern to receive her K-12 teaching endorsement after having earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Coe College in Cedar Rapids in 2004. A 2000 graduate of Sioux Center Community High School, Sheppard sings in Northwestern’s A cappella Choir and Heritage Singers and takes vocal lessons from Emily Lodine, lecturer in music. This spring Sheppard will be student teaching.

Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041