September 5, 2008
The Oklahoma Baptist University Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts presents "Flights of Fancy," a guest recital featuring soprano Barbara Streets, flutist Natalie Syring and pianist Richard Jobe. The public is invited to attend the free recital on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in the university's Raley Chapel.
Streets serves as head of the vocal arts division in the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, where she teaches applied voice and French and German singing diction. She earned a bachelor of music education degree, master of music degree and doctorate in music education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
She is a cantor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and an active recitalist and oratorio soloist. In December 2003, Streets was a member of a music education delegation to South Africa, and in 2005 she recorded a scene from David Yeagley's opera, "Jacek," with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Syring teaches music theory, music appreciation and aural skills at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and a master's degree in flute performance from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She has experience in applied flute, flute choir, chamber music and piano. She travels to Texas to perform as principal flutist of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held for 15 years.
Jobe, a 1992 OBU graduate, serves as music director and organist of Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City, staff coach and accompanist in the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, and music director at Temple B'nai Israel in Oklahoma City. He performs regularly with UCO faculty members, accompanies guest artists and students, and frequently serves as a singer and conductor in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. He is a founding member of the Taylor Festival Choir based in Charleston, S.C., and was a featured organist on their most recent CD.
The audience is cordially invited to attend a reception in the Helen Thames Raley Drawing Room immediately following the recital.