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BCF Press Release



April 29, 2016

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BCF Guitar students Joseph Shivers, Leah Alligood, Dustin Meadows, and Eric Worthington.

On Thursday, April 21, students in the Guitar Studio of the Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, held their bi-annual recital to everyone’s delight. Faculty, students, friends and family of the performers, gathered in the R.G. Lee Chapel at 7:00 p.m. to take in the mesmerizing stringed sounds of the talented musicians.

The evening began with an exquisite duet by BCF students Abigail Grier and Micah Moore as they performed "Softly and Tenderly" and "The Old Rugged Cross" arranged by Steve Kaufman. Following the duet, Joseph Shivers presented his own smooth arrangement of Joseph Kosma’s "Autumn Leaves." Eric Worthington presented an impeccable solo performance of Domenico Scarlatti’s, "Sonata in A Major" and Leah Alligood provided a classical rendition of Gabriel Faure’s "Pavane." Grier completed the solo performances with her flawless arrangement of the well-known hymn, "It is Well With My Soul."

Immediately following the solo performances, the first guitar ensemble, consisting of Worthington, Alligood, Shivers and BCF Assistant Professor of Guitar Jonathan Erp, took the stage presenting "Joropo" and "Variations on a Slovak Folk Song" by Andrew Forrest, "Wachet Auf" by J.S. Bach, and "Moments Musicaux No. 3" by Franz Schubert. A second ensemble featuring Grier, Moore, and Erp performed “To a Wild Rose” by Edward MacDowell, “Meditation for September” by Nancy Marsters, Beethoven’s "Bagatelle No. 5," and concluded with Nancy Marsters’ arrangement of "Champagne Rag" by Joseph Lamb.

The audience thoroughly enjoy the velvety sound and yet captivating skills of the BCF guitar students during the recital. For more information on upcoming recitals and performances by the Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800.328.2660 ext. 427 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.