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Jill Siebert to give senior voice recital

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Jill Siebert will give her senior voice recital March 6 at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Siebert, of Topeka, is a student of Soyoun Chun, Bethel assistant professor of music and instructor of voice.

She will graduate in December with a degree in music and education licensure.

Siebert’s accompanist for the recital is Karen Unruh, Goessel.

Three other Bethel students will join her for the recital’s closing number, “I Love You Song” from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn: Abby Schrag, senior from Newton, soprano, Cam Ponce, junior from Elkhart, Indiana, tenor, and Will Shoup, senior from Newton, as the announcer.

Siebert will open her program with “Art Thou Troubled” from Rodelinda by Georg Frideric Handel.

The recital continues with four pieces by Reynaldo Hahn, “Si mes vers avaient des ailes,” “Rêverie,” “L’heure exquise” and “Quand je fus pris au pavillon”; two by Franz Schubert, “An den Mond” and “Ganymed”; three by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Ach, ich fühls” (from Die Zauberflöte/The Magic Flute), “Ridente la calma” and “Un moto di gioia” (from Le Nozze di Figaro/The Marriage of Figaro); and three by Roger Quilter, “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal,” “Weep You No More” and “The Spring is at the door.”

Siebert is a 2012 graduate of Topeka West High School. She is the daughter of Bradley and Kay Siebert of Topeka.

As a freshman, Siebert sang with the Bethel College Women’s Chorus. She has been a member of the Bethel College Concert Choir and the women’s a cappella ensemble Woven since her sophomore year.

Siebert sang the role of Mabel in the Bethel College production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance in 2014. For the past two years, she has been the vocalist for Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I, as well as the director of the Cherub Choir at Bethel College Mennonite Church.

Siebert’s recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in The Meeting Place on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2015–16 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2015–16. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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