MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 10, 2019) — Milligan College senior Nereyda Nuchurch, of Dallas, Georgia, will perform a senior voice recital on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
The program, titled “Songs of Love, Loss and Renewal,” will include excerpts from “Carmen,” “Carousel” and “My Fair Lady.” Nuchurch also will perform selections from Handel, Bellini, Schubert and others.
Nuchurch has focused on opera during her time at Milligan, and she also has appreciated the opportunities to learn under the direction of Dr. Carrie Klofach, assistant professor of musical theatre.
“Working with Professor Klofach this year has reinforced how important it is to be a versatile singer,” acknowledged Nuchurch. “Performing different genres of music has made me a better singer, and I am a stronger opera singer now that I have performed in musical theatre.”
This semester, Nuchurch performed in Milligan’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and in East Tennessee State University’s opera, “Dido and Aeneas.”
For Nuchurch, Milligan’s small class sizes set the college apart and have been crucial to her success over the past four years.
“In high school, I didn’t think I would attend a college far from home, but I visited Milligan and everything clicked. God told me this is where I want you,” reflected Nuchurch. ”I have valued the small classes where I know my peers, and my professors have been able to fully invest in my development.”
Following graduation, Nuchurch plans to attend the Bach-Millennium Music program at Santa Clara University.