Vocalist Sarah VandenBrink will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., with the live performance available for viewing online at hope.edu/live.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person audience.
VandenBrink will be joined by pianist Christina Krause. Together they will perform, “Barb’ry Allen” and “The Leather-Winged Bat,” by Jake Heggie; “Ganymed" and “Gretchen am Sprinnrade,” by Franz Schubert; “La seduzione” and “In Solitaria Stanza,” by Giuseppe Verdi; and “Homing,” by Teresa del Riego.
VandenBrink graduated from Hope College in 2011 with degrees in vocal performance and vocal music education. While a student, she participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Voice Competitions and received first place regularly at both the regional and state levels. She also competed in the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Competition, becoming a finalist in 2010 and winning first place in 2011.
She completed a Doctor of Music Arts degree in vocal performance and literature with a minor in vocal pedagogy in 2019 at the Eastman School of Music, from which she had received her Master of Music degree in 2014. She was a finalist for the Teaching Assistant Prize at the Eastman School of Music in 2016 and won the prize in 2017. VandenBrink is now in her second semester as assistant professor of voice at Hope.