|Scoggins Recital Scheduled for November 30th|
Blacksburg native and Limestone College Music Education major William Preston Scoggins will present his junior voice recital Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. in Limestone's Carroll Recital Hall.
The performance is free and open to the public. He will be accompanied by pianist Patricia Hurt, and joined on-stage by members of the Limestone College Brass Ensemble under the direction of Limestone Music Professor John Sizemore.
Scoggins will perform a number of challenging works by a variety of composers including Hugo Wolf ("Fusreisse" and "Nun Wandre Maria"), George Handel ("The Trumpet Shall Sound"), Giacomo Puccini ("Vecchia Zimara Senti" from La Boheme), George W. Chadwick ("Green Grows the Willow"), and Richard Hageman ("Do Not Go, My Love"). The Limestone College Brass Ensemble will perform Johann S. Bach's "Wie Shön Leuchtet der Morgenstern."
"I believe it speaks volumes about William's work ethic and dedication to his craft that he has chosen to present a junior recital, which is not a requirement of our music students," said Dr. Gena Poovey, Scoggins' principal instructor and Chair of Limestone's Music Department. "His voice is a truly beautiful instrument, and the selections he has made for his recital are advanced and most engaging,"
A graduate of Blacksburg High School and the son of William and Debbie Scoggins, William has performed extensively in the college setting including departmental recitals, college chorus concerts, and collegiate competitions. He has performed with Limestone College's Show Choir, College and Community Chorus, and Men's Ensemble, and has been a guest soloist in several churches in the Carolinas. He attended a vocal master class with retired Metropolitan Opera Chorus soprano, Mary Myers, and has performed many selections from a variety of operas and oratorios, including Mendelssohn's Elijah, Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ, and Mozart's Don Giovanni. His most recent performance was the bass role in Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Limestone College and Community Chorus while on tour in Austria. He has served as an officer of CMENC (the collegiate chapter of the Music Educators National Conference), been a principal character with the Limestone's Theatre Department, and is a student administrative assistant to Limestone's Music Department.