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Dr. Mark Christensen to give Feb. 16 vocal recital

Dr. Mark Christensen, professor of English at Bemidji State University, will give a senior vocal recital in Bemidji State’s Carl O. Thompson Recital Hall on Feb. 16.

The recital begins at 3 p.m. and is open free to the public.

Christensen has been teaching at Bemidji State for 23 years, and will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music this May. In addition, Christenson has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English; master’s and doctorate degrees in English education, and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing.

He will be performing pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Verdi, and Puccini, Moses Hogan, Aaron Copland, along with a selection of family favorites from his childhood.

Christenson is a regular in Bemidji’s annual Opera Night performances, and has held roles in many musicals including “Carmen,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “The Medium,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “The Christmas Carol.” He also performed as a guest soloist at the Bismarck State College Spring Choral in 2011.

For more information on this performance, please contact Bemidji State University’s Department of Music, (218) 755-2915.

Department of Music

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