Press Release


Tuesday, August 28, 2007
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO - Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center, the Hannibal-LaGrange College music faculty will present a faculty recital. The recital is open to the public and no admission will be charged.

Dave Corkern, instructor of music at HLG, will be performing three pieces on the trumpet: “Java” by Freddy Friday, Allen Toussaint, and Alvin Tyler; “Ballade for a Ceremony” by Eric Ewazen; and “A Higher Plane” arranged by Phil Driscoll and Lari Goss which is a medley of “Up Where We Belong” by Buffy Sainte-Marie and Jack Nitzsche, “Higher Ground” by Charles H. Gabriel, and “Holy Ground” by Geron Davis. Jessica Woodworth will be the accompanist.

Nancy Sweets, adjunct instructor of music at HLG, will be performing “The Winter's Passed” by Wayne Barlow on the oboe.

Jane Griffen, assistant professor of music at HLG, is a mezzo soprano and will be performing “The Man I Love” from Lady be Good!; “Clap Yo' Hands” from O Kay! (1926 Broadway show); “He Loves and She Loves” from Funny Face (1927 Broadway show); and “Let's Call the Whole Thing Off” and “Slap that Bass” from Shall We Dance (1937 Hollywood film). Karen Meade, will accompany Griffen on keyboard, Scott Donegan on percussion, and Frank North on bass.

Dr. John Booth is the chair of the HLG Music Department. As a baritone, he will be performing “When all things Begin” and “Song of Obedience” by Don McAfee; and “At the River” by Aaron Copland. Carole Jo Riley, assistant professor of music at HLG, will accompany Booth on the piano.

Karen Meade, staff accompanist for HLG, will perform three pieces on the piano: “Concerto in F,” “I've Got Rhythm,” and “Swanee,” all arranged by George Gershwin.

Jessica Woodworth is an instructor of music at HLG. As a soprano, she will be performing “No One is Alone” by Stephen Sondheim from Into the Woods; “Who am I?” and “My House” by Leonard Bernstein from Peter Pan; and “Let's Call the Whole Thing Off” by Stephen Schwartz from Wicked.

For more information, contact John Booth at (573) 221-3675, ext. 227.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations