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Studio Recitals


studio recitals

2002 spring recital

2001 holiday recital

"midis in may" recital

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studio recitals

Before joining the faculty at The University of Tampa, Yvonne ran an independent voice studio in Northern Virginia. Her students were invited to participate in group studio recitals, where the singers performed solos for each other, and for friends and relatives. Below are descriptions and photos from some of these recitals. Please be patient while this page loads.


2002 spring recital

The 2002 spring program was a true complement to the earlier holiday recital, with temperatures dropping to record lows--we're not sure what we did to arouse the weather gods' sense of humor, but we were smart enough to bring jackets this time. :-) This lively program included classical, music theater, and traditional favorites. The post-program "Photo Op" was graciously coordinated by David Labell; special thanks to him for the photos below:

Diane C
Diane gives us a showgirl pose in a number from "Guys and Dolls."
Eileen Z
Eileen shares two of her favorite songs of faith.
Natalie O
Natalie sings both classical and theater songs, and
starts the program off with "It's a Grand Night for Singing."
Michele M
Michele fills the room with sound as she performs a
theater standard and an operatic selection.
Leti L
Leti gives us some fabulous attitude as she belts out "Take Back O Man."
Janice C-S
Janice sings a beautiful version of "Love, Look Away."
Christophe M
Christophe wows the audience with both a rock and a theater number.
Lauren H
Lauren sings two showtunes in addition to "Nur Wer Die Sehnsucht Kennt."
Group Photo

Group Photo of all the singers who participated in this recital:
[Front L-R] Lauren H., Natalie O., Yvonne Dechance
[Middle L-R] Janice C., Diane C., Leti L
[Back L-R] Eileen Z., Michele M., Christophe M.


2001 holiday recital

The 2001 holiday program was a celebration of seasonal music, despite an unexpected warm front that sent temperatures soaring and had everyone running for iced drinks after their odes to winter! Singers performed songs from a variety of traditions, including both serious and comedic selections. Following the program, a "Photo Op" was held, during which everyone was encouraged to re-enact their most entertaining moment from their performances. Special thanks to David Labell for the photos below.

Liesl kazoos
As a follow-up to her solo from Michael Haydn's Christmas Cantata,
Liesl accompanies herself with the kazoo in "Old King Kong."
Diane
As the dress suggests, Diane sang "Blue Christmas" as well as presenting a special reading.
During the photo session, she demonstrates learning to "sing through the oval.":-)
Eileen
Eileen shows us how much "We Need a Little Christmas." Her portrayal of
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" as Mary Lou Who was also not to be missed.
Jennifer with her Tiffany bag
Jennifer displays a Tiffany & Co. bag as she presents her
Christmas Wish List to "Santa Baby."
Laura
Laura divulges how she saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.
Lauren
Lauren shows how fun a winter evening can be in "Let it Snow."
Leti with frog
Leti dons baseball cap and frog for "I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas."
Shawn with sign
Shawn proves "The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen" in this parody number.
Group Photo

Group Photo of all the singers who participated in this recital:
[Standing L-R] Liesl M., Eileen K., Jennifer Z., Laura L., Yvonne Dechance, Leti L., Lauren H.
[Kneeling L-R] Diane C., Shawn F.


"midis in may" recital

The "Midis in May" program took advantage of some new technology in the studio that allows midi (accompaniment) files to play directly through the Roland keyboard. All the students practiced and performed with midi accompaniments for this recital, and were encouraged to showcase their non-singing skills as well. The results turned out to be a terrific afternoon of singing combined with dancing, acting, and specialty skills. Below are a few photos from the concert.

Christina sings
Christina dances as she sings an upbeat version of "La Paloma."
Jennifer sings
Jennifer demonstrates her talent for Big Band styles.
Shawn sings and juggles
Shawn surprises the audience by juggling his way through an interlude in one of his songs.
Leti's Ten Cents a Dance
Leti, who usually sings in a barbershop quartet, gets a chance to display her solo skills.

more information about studying voice

If you' are interested in studying voice, please visit Yvonne's Skills and Scales page.



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