The 35th annual Hope College Musical Showcase will be presented on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The concert will feature 200 Hope College students performing in the Department of Music’s major instrumental and vocal ensembles and soloists.

Hope College students take the stage for this fast-paced, musical spectacular, during which audience members hear everything from opera to jazz. The hardest part for those attending is containing their enthusiasm, at least at first. In the tradition of the quick-moving musical event, audience members are asked to hold their applause until intermission and the end of the performance.

Vocal performances include junior Maicee Bishop of Kalamazoo singing “Hyacinth,” by Margaret Bonds; senior Emlin Munch of Traverse City singing “Nacht und Träume,” by Franz Schubert; and senior Jane Ellen Altevogt of Ann Arbor singing “Beside the Sea,” by Florence Price. All singers will be accompanied by collaborative pianists Christina Krause and Jane Bosko.

Piano soloists include senior Anna Triezenberg of Midlothian, Illinois, performing Paul Ben-Haim’s “Capriccio Agitato”; freshman Kellen Woolhiser of Bay City performing “A Gershwin Melody,” by George Gershwin; and freshman Carter Schmelz of Clarence, New York, performing “Prélude, Op. 43, No. 1,” by Reinhold Glière.

Organ soloists include junior Caitlyn Brown of Kalamazoo playing “Fanfare in D,” by Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens; and senior Sam Grosskreuz of Newburg, Wisconsin, playing “Toccata,” from “Suite Gothique, Op. 25,” by Léon Boëllmann.

The featured large vocal ensembles include the Chapel Choir, conducted by Peter Kadeli, singing “Wade in the Water,” by Moses Hogan, and “Down to the River to Pray,” arranged by David L. Mennicke; and SPERA, conducted by Pamela Pierson, singing “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,” arranged by Mark Hayes, and “Where the Light Begins,” by Susan LaBarr. SPERA will be accompanied by collaborative pianists Allison Keep and Anna Triezenberg.

The featured instrumental ensembles include the Concert Band, conducted by Anand Sukumaren, playing “Abrams Pursuit,” by David Holsinger; the Orchestra, conducted by Samuel Pang, performing “Intermezzo” from “Cavalleria Rusticana,” by Pietro Mascagni; and the Jazz Arts Collective, conducted by Robert Shipley, playing “Lady Bird,” by Tadd Dameron (arranged by Mark Taylor), and “Straight Ahead,” by Count Basie, arranged by Sammy Nestico.

Tickets are $10 for regular admission and $7 for Hope College faculty and staff members. Admission is free for Hope students. Tickets are available at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. 8th Street). The office is open for ticket sales on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets may also be purchased online at

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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.