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Wilkens to perform senior voice recital

Kayla WilkensKayla Wilkens, a vocal performance major at Linfield College, will present her senior recital on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The performance will feature a variety of music including selections from Handel, Strauss, Poulenc, Whitacre, Heggie and other celebrated composers. Wilkens will be joined by collaborative pianist Debra Huddleston, violinist Brandon Correa and fellow Linfield student musicians.

Wilkens, of Salem, has studied with Gwen Leonard, Linfield emerita professor of music, for five years. She has participated in various music groups including the Linfield Concert Choir, Opera Theatre workshops, Gallery Theater collaborations, the Linfield Chamber Orchestra (LCO) and various other campus ensembles. Memorable performances include her contribution to Faure’s “Requim,” Schubert’s “Mass in G” and Bach’s “Magnificat,” as the soprano soloist. She was selected as an LCO concerto competition winner in 2008 and earned first place in the college female category at the National Association of Teachers of Singing this fall.

The event is free and open to the public. The performance is sponsored by the Linfield Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or email droot@linfield.edu.