Hesston College sophomore music students will perform voice recitals during Commencement Weekend. Michael Darby and Melody Marshall will perform at 9 p.m. May 4 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary. Libby Waltner will perform at 1 p.m. May 5 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus. The public is invited to attend.


Hesston College sophomore music students will perform voice recitals during Commencement Weekend. Michael Darby and Melody Marshall will perform at 9 p.m. May 4 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary. Libby Waltner will perform at 1 p.m. May 5 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus. The public is invited to attend.

Darby, of Iowa City, Iowa, and Marshall, of Grottoes, Va., have both been members of the Bel Canto Singers, the college’s premiere vocal ensemble under the direction of Bradley Kauffman, for two years. They study voice with Matthew Schloneger.

Darby, the son of Carl and Donna Darby of Iowa City, is also a two-year member of Concert Band under the direction of Kauffman. Marshall is the daughter of Mark and Kelley Marshall of Grottoes.

Darby and Marshall’s performance will include works by Handel, Carissimi, Mozart and musical theatre selections. Ken Rodgers will provide piano accompaniment.

Waltner, of Hurley, S.D., has been a member of the Hesston College Chorale under the direction of Rodgers for two years. She is also a two-year member of Concert Band and studies voice with Schloneger. She is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Waltner of Hurley.

Waltner’s performance will include works by Faure and Handel and feature selections from several musicals. Rodgers will provide piano accompaniment.