Angelina College music instructors Dr. Karen McBee (pianist) and Charlotte Davis (soprano) will display their specific talents in a recital scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th at the Temple Theater on the AC campus.
There is no admission charge for the performance.
Dr. McBee’s scheduled program includes the following: “Andante cantabile from Sonata K. 330” (Mozart); “Allegro Vivace from Sonata in A Major, Opus 2, No. 2” (Beethoven); “Prelude in D Major, Opus 23, No. 4” (Rachmaninoff); “Prelude in G Minor, Opus 23, No. 5” (Rachmaninoff); “La Puerta del Vino (The Wine Gate) from Preludes, Book Two” (Debussy); and “Jeux d’Eau (The Fountain)” (Ravel).
Mrs. Davis’ scheduled program includes the following: “Casta Diva” (Bellini); “La courte paille” (Poulenc); “Take, O Take Those Lips Away” and “The Year’s at the Spring” (Beach); and “A Word on My Ear” (Flanders/Swann).
Mrs. Davis, originally from Tucson, Arizona, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University. While at SFA, Mrs. Davis was named an All-American Scholar, was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and won first place in the Texoma Regional audition of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).
Her stage experience includes roles in productions of Oklahoma!, The Tales of Hoffmann, A Little Night Music, Susannah, Albert Herring, and The Impresario. Mrs. Davis performs regularly in the East Texas area, and has taught voice at Angelina College since 1991. A member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in San Augustine, she serves as choir director, soloist, fill-in pianist, Sunday school teacher, and Elder.
Dr. McBee is the Fine Arts Director at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. She supervises the areas of art, graphic arts, journalism, music, theater and speech and teaches as part of the music faculty. McBee earned a Bachelor of Music Education from East Texas Baptist University, a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri and Kansas City. McBee studied piano with Glenda Collins, Janice Hodges, Richard Cass and Andrew Parr.
In addition, the two musicians will offer individual mini-recitals on the AC campus. Davis will perform from 10:55 until 11:15 on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Angelina Center for the Arts foyer; and McBee will perform at the same time and location on Wednesday, Oct. 10.