April 13, 2012
Categories: General News
Vocalist Hanna Vogel will perform her senior recital at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the Tabor College Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
Vogel, the daughter of Marcus and Janna Bishop from Hays, Kan., is a soprano and church music major studying under Dr. Holly Swartzendruber. She plans to graduate in May.
Vogel will perform a selection of works by classical composers, Mozart ang Brahms as well as contemporary and American poets and playwrights.
“Every piece has a different meaning for me,” Vogel said of her selections. “The sacred pieces are important to me because of my relationship with Christ and my desire to worship him in all that I do, including singing. The Amy Beach set talks about young love, which is appropriate for me as a newlywed. And the final set is a musical theatre set which shows my love for the stage.”
Vogel said that her time at Tabor has transformed her both spiritually and academically.“I have not only gained great musical knowledge,” she said, “I have gained great passion for the One I am singing for.”
The faculty, she added, are responsible for much of this growth. “The professors at Tabor are second to none,” Vogel said. “I consider it a huge privilege to have studied under such talent.”
Music, Vogel said, is one way that she can share her faith with others. “In everything that I do I want to honor and glorify God,” she said. “Through music, I want to lead others in worship of God and show them Christ’s love.”
After graduating, Vogel said that she hopes to find a job where she can minister to and serve others. She and her husband plan to stay in the Hillsboro area, where they are both actively involved in the worship program at their church.