“Vive la France” at Tabor College

Vive la France imageHILLSBORO, Kan. – Student vocalists with Tabor College Music Department will perform “Vive la France!” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the Vogel Choral Hall of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

“Vive la France,” a French expression conveying patriotism, means “Long live France!” or “Hurray for France!” in English.

The recital will be an evening of French songs performed by voice students and accompanied by J. Bradley Baker, collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Tabor.

The occasion will showcase Tabor students who are music majors or minors and studying voice with either Jen Stephenson or Bradley Vogel. The event also will include artwork by several students of art professor Shin-hee Chin, tying together multiple facets of the French Impressionism movement, both in visual art and music.

“We are so excited to be able to present a student recital, art show and cultural event in conjunction with our Art & Design Department,” said Stephenson, director of vocal studies. “Many artistic movements encompass various facets of society and culture, and it’s exciting for us to be able to bring together multiple elements of the same artistic movement in a single event. It’s wonderful for our students to have the opportunity to enter into interdisciplinary discourse with events like this.”

“Vive la France” will perform the music of Fauré, Debussy, D’Indy, Hahn and Duparc.

In addition to hearing beautiful music and viewing well-crafted student artworks, the audience can expect to enjoy French treats and share in discovering a little taste of French art, history and culture.

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Tabor College at 400 S. Jefferson Street in Hillsboro. There is no charge for admission to the recital. For further information, contact the Tabor College Music Department at 620-947-3121 x 1403 or email Stephenson at jenniferstephenson@tabor.edu.