Selah Shenk (l.) and Leah Risser will present a joint voice recital Apr. 9 at EMU.

EMU Students Set Joint Recital

Two Eastern Mennonite University seniors will present a joint voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Selah Shenk, a music major from Newport News, Va., and Leah Risser, a liberal arts major from Greencastle, Pa., will perform solos and duets on the theme, “Live, Laugh, Love.” Their program will draw from a Spanish, classical and musical theater repertoire, with composers ranging from Schubert and W.A. Mozart to Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.

Benjamin (Ben) Bergey, a senior vocal performance and church music major from Perkasie, Pa., will provide piano accompaniment.

Risser, a soprano, is a member of the EMU Chamber Singers and has been extensively involved in theater productions. She is a member of the Marion (PA) Mennonite Church.

Shenk, a mezzo-soprano, has been involved in musical theater productions and intramural sports during her years at EMU. She is a member of the Warwick River Mennonite Church, Newport News.

Admission to the program is free.