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Sierra Pryce and Monica Schmidt to give joint vocal recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Sierra Pryce, soprano, junior from North Newton, and Monica Schmidt, mezzo soprano, junior from Mount Hope, will give a joint vocal recital Saturday, March 13.

The recital will be at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel on the Bethel campus and is free and open to the public. Both Pryce and Schmidt are students of Soyoun Chun, Bethel College assistant professor of music.

Accompanist is Rich Toevs of Newton.

Pryce will be singing “An Chloë” and “Un moto de gioja” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Con amores, la mi madre,” “Al amor” and “Del cabello mas sutil” by Fernando Obradors; “Love’s Philosophy” and “Weep no more” by Roger Quilter; and “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini.

Schmidt will sing “I attempt from love’s sickness to fly” and “Nymphs and Shepherds” by Henry Purcell; “Mon coeur s’ouvre á ta voix” from Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns; “Vergebliches Ständchen” and “Von ewiger Liebe” by Johannes Brahms; and “I Loved You Once in Silence” and “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” from Camelot, by Frederick Loewe.

Both students plan to graduate from Bethel in May 2011, Pryce with degrees in psychology and Spanish and Schmidt with a degree in English/secondary education.

Pryce is the daughter of Gail and Terry Pryce of North Newton. Schmidt is the daughter of Alan and Sylvia Schmidt of Mount Hope.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2009 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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