Leeanna Beeler '19 to present senior recital Nov. 7

Leeanna Beeler '19 to present senior recital Nov. 7

Oct. 15, 2019

Maryville College senior Leeanna Beeler ’19 will present her senior recital on Thurs., Nov. 7, 2019 at 6 p.m.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

The program will include the following selections: "Vaghissima sembianza" by Stefano Donaudy, "Deh vieni non tardar" and "Batti, batti" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Benedictus" by Camille Saint-Saëns, "Ich liebe dich" by Ludwig van Beethoven, "O, sleep why dost thou leave me?" by George Handel, "Hallelujah" composed by Leonard Cohen and arr. by Andrew Kosky, "Sleep Song" by The Secret Garden, and "Ave Maria" by Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench and Makeba Riddick (performed by Beyoncé).

The recital will also include the following guest performers: Sarah Anderson, Jerry Hurst and Kelby Fruecht ’17. Chase Hatmaker ’14 will serve as an accompanist.

"I selected these pieces because I want to share different eras and styles of music to my audience and have them understand the meaning behind them,” Beeler said. “I was also influenced in picking some of the pieces from my good friend and fellow performer, Jerry Hurst. The ‘Benedictus’ duet was a piece I originally sang at my church, St. James Episcopal Church. My voice teacher, Alicia Massie-Legg, pushes me to have a well-balanced repertoire and to work on my technique through these pieces. Each song has a personal connection, and I learned a lot from each piece."

Beeler, a finance/accounting and music double major from Corryton, Tenn., is a 2015 graduate of Gibbs High School.

Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”