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McNeese hosts senior vocal recital

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital by vocal performance major Jalen Byrd of Luling at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

At McNeese, Byrd- a baritone – has been a member of the Chamber Singers, performed in the opera workshops and been a featured soloist in the Irving Berlin and George Gershwin showcases presented by the department. He has also appeared twice as a soloist in the annual Lake Charles “Messiah” holiday production.

Byrd will perform the works of a variety of composers including Henry Purcell, Hugo Wolf, Francis Poulenc and Respighi and two duets by contemporary composer, Lori Laitman, with soprano Kaitlin Colby.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.