Northwestern junior music majors to present recital

Northwestern College juniors Drew Lemke and Jacob Ven Huizen will present a trumpet and vocal recital on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Lemke, of Orange City, will perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Benny Golson’s “I Remember Clifford,” “Strasbourg St. Denis” by Roy Hargrove and “Vocalise Op. 14” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Lemke plays trumpet and is a member of numerous Northwestern music ensembles, including Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Brass Quintet, A cappella Choir, Heritage Singers and a jazz combo made up of fellow students, some of whom will also be accompanying him during the recital.

Ven Huizen, of Sheldon, will sing a variety of pieces, including “Brother Will, Brother John” by John Sacco and Giacomo Puccini’s “Sogno d’or” and “Questo Amor.” He will also present a number of pieces from popular musicals, including “Once Upon a Time” by Charles Strouse, performed in “All American;” “Where Was I When They Passed Out Luck” by Larry Grossman, featured in “Minnie’s Boys;” and “Stars” by Claude Michael-Schoenberg, featured in “Les Misérables.”

Ven Huizen will also perform three pieces by Austrian composer Franz Schubert: “Die Forelle,” “Die Wetterfahne” and “Auf dem Wasser zu Singen.”  He will also present George Frederic Handel’s “The Trumpet Shall Sound” from “Messiah,” accompanied by Lemke on trumpet.

In addition to participating in the college’s A cappella Choir, Heritage Singers, Symphonic Band and men’s quartet, Ven Huizen also performs in his church’s choir.