Memorizing 18 songs is quite a feat, but junior Sarah Fischer took it up an octave or two. Fischer memorized 18 songs in English, German, French and Italian all in preparation for her vocal recital on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
“It hasn’t been terribly difficult to learn 18 songs,” Fischer said. “I’ve been working on some of them since the beginning of the school year so I’ve had quite a bit of time on some of them. The hardest part has been to tweak and change little details after I’ve learned them.”
Fischer will perform a variety of music, including Baroque, Romantic German lieder, French, African-American spirituals, and works by composer Vaughn Williams. Lori Vande Brake, staff accompanist, will accompany Fischer on the piano. The recital will include “Che Faro Euridice,” Fischer’s favorite, from an Italian opera, “Seit Ich Ihn Gesenen” by Schubert and “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” arranged by Burleigh.
Fischer described herself as being both excited and nervous for her upcoming recital.
“The most exciting thing will be performing for all my family and friends,” Fischer said. “I have family coming who hasn’t heard me sing since high school so I can’t wait for them to share this experience with me.”
Fisher is a vocal performance major and theatre minor. She is a member of the A cappella Choir, a vocal tutor and an accompanist for the music department. Fischer also stays actively involved in theatre productions.