The Covenant College music department will present a faculty recital on February 21, 2014. The concert will highlight our visiting professors David Tahere and Kara Funke and will also feature collaborative pianist Susan Hadden. As part of Parents Weekend, the concert will allow students and their families to enjoy the talents of Covenant’s music department.
David Tahere, baritone, has performed a wide range of roles on the operatic and concert stages. In opera he has been seen as Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Ramiro (l’Heure Espangole), Le Gendarme (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Saint Peter (Too Many Sopranos), Harašta (Cunning Little Vixen), Olin Blitch (Susannah), and Daniel Webster (The Mother of Us All). In concert, Prof. Tahere has been heard as a soloist with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Chattanooga Choral Arts Society and as a soloist in the works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Duruflé, Faure, and 20th century composer David Holsinger. Upcoming performances also include Duruflé’s Requiem and a guest recital at Lee University.
Kara Funke, soprano, received her BA in church music from Belhaven University, and her MM in vocal pedagogy and vocal performance from Belmont University. She has given solo recitals and participated in multiple honor recitals and master-classes with guest artists. Additionally, Prof. Funke has presented a solo musical theatre recital, performed numerous lead roles in community theatres, and directed music for numerous youth productions.
The concert will celebrate and showcase the musical talents of our visiting professors, and will serve to encourage current students as they develop their own gifts under the teaching of these instructors.
The recital will take place at 8:00 p.m. in Covenant College's chapel. Attendance is free, and the public is warmly invited.