Mary Lou Wielenga of Hull, Iowa and Richard Bogenrief of Merrill, Iowa will present a faculty recital at Northwestern in Christ Chapel on Sunday, April 4, at 3 pm.
Wielenga has lectured and taught piano and organ at Northwestern since 2000 and is the college organist. Bogenrief has been an adjunct trumpet instructor at NW for the past 12 years.
The concert, held on Palm Sunday, will include pieces for Lent and Easter.
The piece, “Were You There” by Stephen Bulla will include both organ and trumpet. \Wielenga will perform “Crucifixion” by Marcel Dupre which depicts the march of Christ to Calvary, the nailing of his hands to the cross, the agony of Christ’s death and the women weeping after Christ’s death.
There will be an art presentation of the crucifixion and resurrection during the song. During the performance of a piece by Webster, “The Pascal Suite” created by combing movement work from the trumpet and piano, there will be artwork presented.
The program will also include a performance of Telemann’s “Concerto in D” on the trumpet; Verhaalen’s “Outburst” performed on both the organ and the trumpet; J.S. Bach’s “Praise Our God” on the organ and the trumpet; and Bach’s “Passacaglia in C Minor” on the organ.
The recital will end with Cesar Franck’s “Final in B flat Major,” an organ solo that was performed by Karel Paukert at the 1989 dedication of the Arvellar Schullar organ in Christ Chapel. In addition to her service at NW, Wielenga also teaches piano at Dordt College.
She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and has presented recitals in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Wielenga earned her bachelor’s degree from Morningside College and went on to receive her Master of Music degrees from University of South Dakota in organ, piano and literature.
Many students have enjoyed her instruction. “She’s very good at explaining new ideas and giving passion to her students for the organ. Her playing is quite phenomenal,” said student organ player, sophomore Daniel Bernston.
Bogenrief also teaches at Dordt and Augustana College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and his Master of Music degree from the University of South Dakota in trumpet performance.
“Professor Brogenrief has established himself as one of the premier trumpet players in Northwest Iowa,” said sophomore Josh Menning, a student trumpet player.
Bogenrief, now retired, performed in the United States Army Band “Perishing’s Own” and was a special bugler at the Arlington National Cemetery and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
He is a member of the Sioux City Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, the Sioux City Symphony Brass Quintet and is the principal trumpet player for the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.