Miss Easley, Miss Triplett plan performance
Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:01 pm
Rebecca Easley and Sarah Triplett, members of the Union City High School Class of 2010 who have been singing duets through most of their school years, will be celebrating a series of exciting events, including their upcoming graduation on Sunday, with yet another performance together Saturday.
The girls, who are voice students of Rita Winter, will present their senior recital at 3 p.m. at Union City First United Methodist Church sanctuary at 420 East Main St.
While they have years of experience as members of the church’s sanctuary choir, the congregation’s musical children’s programs which offered them some of their earliest venues and the newly-initiated praise band which leads in worship on Sunday nights; plus many performances in a variety of school musical productions and activities in the former Central Singers, the former Eastsiders and Voices of UCES; in addition to musical roles in Masquerade Theatre productions and Obion County Fair teen musicals, this recital will allow the seniors to display a different aspect of their talent.
The afternoon of music will feature Miss Triplett and Miss Easley in art songs and operatic arias by Caccini, Hundley, Giordani, Schubert, Mozart, Faure, Carissimi, Giacomo, Barber, Puccini, Offenbach and Paganini.
The students have pursued their love of music through vocal and piano training with Mrs. Winter for 13 years. In addition to their many duets, they are both also accomplished and talented soloists and will be showcasing both forms of musical expression at the recital.
Miss Triplett, the daughter of Dr. Jeff and Teri Triplett of Union City, has appeared in the Masquerade Theater production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in 2003 and again in 2010, when she shared musical narrator roles with Miss Easley at alternating performances. She also took the role of Glinda in the local theater company’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” and appeared as Lucy in “Your’e a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” as Duffy in the 2001 staging of “Annie” and in “Masquerade Theatre Goes Broadway” and Masquerade Theatre’s Christmas production. She will have a cameo role in Thursday’s opening night run of “Annie.”
Miss Triplett has accepted a University of Tennessee at Martin Choir Scholarship and will be majoring in chemistry, with a minor in music, beginning later this year.
Miss Easley, whose parents are John and Delana Easley of Union City, also appeared in the 2003 Masquerade Theatre production of “Joseph … .” She has appeared as Maggie in “A Chorus Line,” Jemima in “Cats” and Molly in the 2001 production of “Annie.” She, too, will make a cameo appearance in the current “Annie” on May 28.
Miss Easley was selected for the UTM Honor Band and Tennessee All-West and All-State Wind Ensembles. She will be attending Middle Tennessee State University and majoring in music education, with voice emphasis, in the fall. She, too, has earned a music scholarship.
Cast in the children’s chorus of “Joseph …” in 2003, two little girls with stars in their eyes could only dream of their later opportunities to share narrator roles in the reprise of the musical. Neither could they foresee the many opportunities they would have to develop their musical talent and enjoy a variety of opportunities to share that gift with others.
During the intervening years, they have also performed with the symphonic, concert and marching bands at UCHS and Miss Easley claimed the field commander role for the 2009 marching season. The upcoming graduates have also sung the National Anthem at school sporting events and have taken part in the UTM Honor Choir. Their talents have also been sought for the Martin Choral Society the past two years and the fair youth musical for three years.
Saturday’s senior recital is free and the community is invited to attend and enjoy an exciting new range of musical accomplishment for the seniors.
Published in The Messenger 5.19.10