Goshen College faculty recital featuring organ and soprano set for March 25

Faculty Recital: Kevin Vaughn, organ, and Danielle Svonavec, soprano

Date and time: Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College organ instructor Kevin Vaughn will present a concert of music with soprano Danielle Svonavec on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. Vaughn and Svonavec will perform works by Bach, Carissimi, Purcell, Jehan Titelouze, Domenico Zipoli, Antonia Bembo, Anton Heiller and Harald Genzmer. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/students and are available at the door one hour before the concert.

Vaughn is director of music and organist at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Elkhart, Ind., where he directs adult and children’s choirs and manages the St. Vincent Concert Series. Originally from northern California, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Cedarville (Ohio) University and a master’s degree in sacred music from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. Recent performances include solo and collaborative organ recitals in northern Indiana and Illinois and festivals and liturgies for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Vaughn was recently appointed adjunct instructor of organ at Goshen College, and he currently serves as dean of the St. Joseph Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Svonavec holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied mathematics and music. She has appeared with the Baltimore Consort and Santa Fe Pro Musica in performances across the United States, as well as locally with the South Bend Chamber Orchestra and in biannual recitals with the South Bend baroque ensemble Fleur de Lys. Svonavec is also one of the newest members of the St. Joseph Valley Camerata this season. She works as a private voice instructor and has also served on the faculty for the Madison Early Music Festival and Notre Dame’s Summersong. A church musician, she serves as cantor and soloist at various local churches including the televised Mass at Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College Acting News Bureau Coordinator Alysha Bergey Landis at (574) 535-7762 or alyshabl@goshen.edu.

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