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AUS students present vocal performances
Students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) performed an evening of solo vocal repertoire in the classical Bel Canto tradition at the AUS Performing Arts Rotunda on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.
The class is part of a music course entitled Applied Voice Lessons (MUS 140), taught by Emily Perkins, a faculty member in the Performing Arts Program. Twelve students performed solos and duets, with a finale featuring the entire class singing Luigi Denza's Funiculì, Funiculà led by Rashed Al Nuaimi.
The solo repertoire included Louis Niedermeyer's Pietà, Signore sung by Nagham Abdelmaaboud, Bart Howard's Fly Me to the Moon sung by Mohammed Murad, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Voi che sapete che cosa è amor sung by Noor Hamam and many more. Accompanying on piano was Tatiana Tarakanova.
"This is the third time I've taken the class, and I've really enjoyed it each time," said Paul Crompton, a senior student majoring in mass communication. "The Bel Canto technique taught in the class is quite challenging, but rewarding," he added.
The concert was organized by the College of Arts and Sciences' Performing Arts Program.