On March 6 at 7:30 p.m., senior Daniel Martin Morency performed his senior voice recital in Dawson Auditorium. Morency sang pieces in different languages, time periods, and genres.
Morency started his recital off with two songs from “The Songs of Travel” by R. Vaughan Williams. The first was entitled “Bright is the Ring of Words” and the second was “Let Beauty Awake.”
In complete contrast with the first two pieces, “Arise Ye Subterranean Winds” from “The Tempest” by H. Purcell was next. This piece was more up tempo and had quicker note changes than the first two.
Morency then showed this audience his skills in German. He performed two pieces from “Die Zauberflot” by W.A. Mozart. The first piece was called “In Diesen Heilgen Hallen,” which roughly translates to “In These Hallow Halls”. The second piece was called “O Isis und Osiris” which was a song about two Egyptian Gods, Isis and Osiris.
Ending the first act, Morency performed “Votre Toast” from “Carmen” by G. Bizet. Carmen is a French opera that is set in Spain.
Morency opened the second act with the song “I’m All Alone” from the musical “Spamelot” by E. Idle. During this song, Morency was expressing how sad he was that he was all alone, and yet throughout the whole song, sophomore Mat Pecek was right beside him.
“Heaven’s Light/Hellfire” were next performed by both Morency and Pecek. This piece was from Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by A. Menken. Pecek sang “Heaven’s Light” which led into Morency singing “Hellfire.”
“‘Heaven’s Light’ was my favorite piece that I sang in Dan’s recital” said Pecek.
“The song fit my voice very well and I am happy he asked me to sing it with him.”
The next piece was another Disney song: “Be Prepared,” from “The Lion King,” which was performed with Morency as Scar, and Pecek, senior Tim Martuch, and junior Ian Hudgins playing the three hyenas.
“I was not expecting Dan to ask me to be in his recital, but I am so glad he did,” said Hudgins. “I really enjoyed doing it.”
The next piece was from the musical “La Cage aux Folles” called “Song on the Sand” by J. Herman.
Next was a song entitled “Father, How Long?” from the musical “The Civil War” by F. Wildhorn.
“He is such a natural performer and he puts on some incredible shows,” said Pecek. “My favorite piece that he sang was definitely ‘Father How Long’ from The Civil War.”
Morency ended his recital with two pieces from the musical “Les Miserables” by C.M. Schonberg. The first was entitled “Stars” and the second was “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables”.
“‘Empty Chairs and Empty Tables’ was my favorite song to sing in my whole recital because I love “Les Miserables” and I have a real connection with the show,” said Morency. “I feel like it went well. I was as great as I knew I would be.”