Vocal performance juniors Catherine Raible and Isaiah Green will perform a vocal recital on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
This free event will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church off North Roan St., downtown, Johnson City.
Under the direction of ETSU Department of Music professor Dr. Sun-Joo Oh, Raible and Green will each sing in the four languages sung by classical trainers: English, French, German and Italian.
Raible, a soprano, and Green, a baritone, will also sing pieces from different time periods.
“We will be singing pieces from the 1600s all the way up until now,” Raible said.
However, the majority of the songs will be from the classical era.
“Mainly it’s [the songs] classical music,” Green added.
The two friends are a part of the same studio and this is the first time they have done a joint recital together.
Raible and Green will each sing for 30 minutes before singing a final duet at the end.
“We are singing ‘Wunderbar’ from the musical ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ Raible said.
Music has always played a huge role in Raible and Green’s lives.
“I’ve been training my voice since sixth grade,” Raible said.
“I was in the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy choir, I was in high school choir, and now I train with Dr. Oh.”
Green added that he has been singing in choir since he was about 12 or 13 years old.
Raible and Green play instruments as well. Raible plays the oboe under the instruction of music professor Dr. Heather Killmeyer, and Green plays the piano and trumpet.
As for extracurriculars, Raible keeps herself busy with additional vocal performance groups.
“I’m a part and president of the East Tennessee Belles,” she said. “I’m also a part of the East Tennessee State Chorale.”
Green is highly active in ETSU’s music scene by participating in four vocal performance groups.
“I’m a member of the ETSU Chorale, the BucsWorth Men’s Choir, the ETSU men’s acapella group the SwashBuckler’s, the ETSU Opera workshop and I’m also a part of the ETSU music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia,” he added.
Green believes that his recital with Raible will bring diversity to Johnson City’s music scene.
“I think it would be good for people to come out and hear the different style of music that has influenced the styles of music that we most commonly hear such as pop and bluegrass in our area,” he said.
“It is good for people to spread their musical variety and we can help do that at this concert.”
For more information on the recital, contact the Department of Music at 439-4276.