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Riley King to give senior voice recital

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Riley King, Lawrence, will give his senior voice recital Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

King will graduate from Bethel in December with a degree in music with education licensure. He is a student of Soyoun Chun, Bethel College instructor of voice.

King, a baritone, will be singing works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Ibert, Sondheim and Finzi.

His piano accompanist is Karen Unruh, Goessel.

Joining him for parts of the program will be guest artists Ryan King, Lawrence, baritone, and Seth Girton on cello. Girton is instructor of cello at Bethel.

King is a member of the Bethel College Concert Choir and the a cappella men’s ensemble Open Road. He plays cello in the Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra and percussion in the Bethel College Wind Ensemble.

King has been active in music theater while at Bethel, including recent roles as Don Quixote in the Fall Festival 2014 musical, Man of La Mancha, and as the Pirate King in the spring 2014 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera The Pirates of Penzance.

He is a 2011 graduate of Lawrence High School.

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

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2014-15 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 2014-15. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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