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4/24/2006 Linfield student to present senior voice recital

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College senior Kelly Bechtell of Redmond will present a senior voice recital Sunday, May 7, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will mark the culmination of Bechtell's Linfield education. He will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in music vocal performance.

Bechtell, a baritone, will perform four sets of music that include pieces from the Baroque, Romantic and 20th-century periods, as well as songs in French and German. He will be accompanied by Debra Huddleston, adjunct professor of music and staff accompanist, on piano.

At Linfield, Bechtell has been active in the Linfield Concert Choir, Jazz Choir and the Linfield Opera Theatre. He is also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Tennis Club, and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, last fall. After graduation, Bechtell plans to move to Portland to pursue a career in music performance. A reception will follow in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.