USAO News Bureau

Music Senior Gives Free Recital March 15

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


 

CHICKASHA – What is the language of music? For Kory Thomas, it’s Italian. And French. And German. And English, too. To that end, the Chickasha music senior will perform a selection of 15 songs during a free recital March 15 in the Alumni Chapel at the University of Science and Arts.

Thomas graduated from Chickasha High School in 2000, and in April, he’ll graduate from USAO with a double major in vocal music and natural science. To Thomas, his final recital is the culmination of his college studies.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to sing the songs I have worked on during my career at USAO,” he said.

The free recital begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

During the concert, Thomas will sing selections in multiple languages, including three Italian pieces by Stefano Donaudy. Thomas’s program also includes three French songs by Gabriel Fauré and Henri Duparc and four German songs by Brahms, Beethovan, Strauss and Handel.

For those of the English persuasion, Thomas has selected three Ralph Vaughan Williams songs and “She’s Got a Way” by classic rocker Billy Joel.

Accompanying Thomas is Joy Yocum, 2005 alumna, on piano.

Thomas was born and raised in Chickasha. His parents, David and Kathy Thomas, and grandparents, Bill and LaVelle Thomas, are Chickasha residents. A voice student under Dr. Ken Bohannon, associate professor of music, Thomas plans to attend medical school. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Chickasha.

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