EDMOND—Private music students from Imperial Academy high school and Herbert W. Armstrong College performed a recital on May 9 at Armstrong Auditorium. The 18 performances varied from accordion to clarinet, flute to guitar, and violin to voice.
The Armstrong Youth Chorus started the recital; it includes members from Imperial Academy seventh grade up to seniors at Armstrong. The group’s third and final song, “Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord,” featured solos from tenor Tyler Verbout and bass Caleb Heerma.
Imperial Academy principal and Herbert W. Armstrong College dean of students Wayne Turgeon followed with his accordion, playing two arrangements of Bible hymns.
Armstrong freshman Brett Roberts then took the stage, playing two classical guitar pieces by Spanish composers. Imperial junior Seth Malone then played a cello concerto movement by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Interspersed throughout the rest of the hour-and-a-half program were five voice performances by Armstrong sophomores Jessica Brandon and Tyler Verbout, Armstrong senior Rachel Culpepper, alumnus Daniel Arnfield, and Imperial instructor Sarah Evans. Imperial sophomore Micah Turgeon, Armstrong freshman Alexa Turgeon, and Armstrong junior Adiel Granados performed piano pieces. Imperial freshman Leah Hyde and Armstrong sophomore Sera Millar played the flute, Armstrong freshman Ariana Eames played a serene adagio for clarinet, and Imperial sophomore Zoe Hilliker and senior Caleb Heerma played violin pieces by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Ludwig von Beethoven, respectively.
Armstrong senior Paris Turgeon sang a jazz song, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” and Imperial junior Zechariah Henderson finished off the recital with a sparkly and quick Claude Debussy piece, L’isle Joyeux (The Isle of Joy).
Imperial elementary and middle-school music students performed the following week on May 16 at their own recital.