Lauren Roberts Presents Senior Vocal Recital
Albion College Senior Lauren Roberts will perform her senior voice recital on Saturday, April 21, at 5 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. Her repertoire ranges from foreign language art song to contemporary musical theatre, including selections from Manuel de Falla’s Spanish songs, Brahms' Gypsy songs, and contemporary music by Kurt Weill and Marcy Heisler/Zina Goldrich.
While preparing for this recital, Roberts said, “The most exciting part for me was to explore the role of women in music. I was able to pull from my gender studies minor and sociology major to interpret and find the meaning in all the pieces I have worked on.” Through the morals of Falla’s folk songs and the storytelling in the selected Gypsy songs, Roberts was able to connect with how women were treated as subjects in music from earlier times.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, email or call (517)-629-0481.
Albion Celebrates Inaugural Crupi Poetry Contest
Albion College's English Department announces its inaugural Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest event Friday, April 20, at 4:45 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.
The event will include refreshments and presentation of poetry and poets. Some of the high school poets will attend to read their prizewinning pieces.
One of Albion's most popular professors for some 35 years, Crupi retired from the faculty in 2009, passing away in 2010. During his long tenure as the English department chair, Crupi established the Michigan High School Poetry Contest, now renamed in his honor.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact department secretary Shannon Aikins, or 517/629-0232.
Symphonic Band to Perform Spring Concert
The Albion College Symphonic Band will present their annual spring concert to finish the school year Friday, April 20, at 7:30 in Goodrich Chapel.
Among other pieces, the band will perform "Irish Tune from County Derry," arranged by Australian composer Percy Grainger. While the melody is popularly known as "Danny Boy," that lyrical setting is one of the later lyrics associated with the tune.
The band, directed by Sam McIlhagga, presents this concert free and open to the public. For more information please contact Albion College Music Department at 517/629-0481 or .
Albion College Equestrian Club Hosts Annual 'Giddy Up!'
The Albion College Equestrian Club hosts its annual Giddy Up! open house Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center.
Giddy Up! is a free community event, featuring demonstrations in different riding disciplines and the opportunity to learn more about horses in an interactive setting. Albion College students will give demonstration of dressage, show jumping and western riding. Special guests Michigan State University vaulting team will perform gymnastics with horses.
For kids, events will also include a belated Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m., as well as activities including "Paint a Pony," photos with horses, and a scavenger hunt.
"This event will be a fantastic experience for families," said Randi Heath man, recruitment/marketing coordinator for the Held Equestrian Center. "Whether you love horses, or don't know anything about them, this will be fun."
Directions from campus: Take Hannah Street south (toward Victory Park) to Haven Road; turn left. At 29 Mile Road (flashing yellow light) turn right. The Equestrian Center is on the right.
For more information, contact Heath man at or 517/629-0836.