Young Artists' Recital
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Jessica Dawdy, soprano
Jordan Goodridge, voice
Willem Klunder, piano
Annika Tupper, soprano
Jessica Dawdy-Kennette is a Grade 12 student in the Stage and Screen and Laurier Programs at Brantford Collegiate Institute. Her involvement in music began at an early age as a student of the Brant Choral Music Academy and the Brant Suzuki String School. She has been taking vocal music lessons since age 9 with Dr. Katie Walshaw. Since then, she has performed annually in the Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival/Brant Music Festival and in 2016 was selected to participate in the Ontario Music Festivals Association's Provincial Finals. Jessica has taken part in the BCI productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2014), Aladdin Jr. (2018) and this year she will be part of their production of The Wizard of Oz (2020). Outside of school and music, Jessica is a hostess at the Brantford Keg Steakhouse and Bar. This past spring, Jessica was honoured to be awarded the Brant Music Festival's Holton Trophy, presented to the most promising female vocalist. She is interested in pursuing further education and aspires to work toward a Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance in the future. Jessica performed in the 2019 Young Artist’s Recital and is very excited to take part once again this year.
Jordan Goodridge is currently studying Music Theatre at Sheridan College and has studied with Irena Hernandez for the past 5 years. Jordan had the honour of receiving the prestigious Keighley's Jewellers Junior Rose Bowl (classical voice, 2019) and The Wolves in Song Trophy (Musical theatre, 2019). Through his voice, he has been named the recipient numerous individual accomplishments including being named Brantford's Ambassador for the Arts (2014), headlining South Coast Jazz Festival (2018), and opening for six-time Grammy award winner, David Sanborn. In addition to voice, Jordan has had a successful dance career as well, earning the title of national champion in 2013, Teen Mr. Dance of Western New York in 2014, America's teen Male Dancer of the Year (Regional) in 2014, America's Male Dancer of the Year in 2016 and Senior Mr. Dance Champion (National) in 2018.
Jordan is honored to be performing again this year at the Brantford Young Artists' Recital this year!
Willem Klunder began piano lessons with Virginia Blaha at the age of five. As a result, piano became part of daily life at the Klunder family home. Willem participated in his first Kiwanis Music Festival at the age of seven. Over the years, his musicality was recognized at local festivals including Brantford, Norfolk and Hamilton.
In 2018, under the direction of Naomi Wratten, Willem was honoured to receive the Richard and Virginia Blaha Memorial Silver Tray for outstanding musical performance at the Brant Music Festival. Willem will be completing his Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music Exam this June. Willem has performed on the Sanderson Centre stage previously as part of the Young Artists' Recital and with the Brantford Symphony Orchestra.
Willem is a grade 12 student at Assumption College. He has an active role at Faith Lutheran Church. Willem enjoys skiing, mechanics and working on the family farm. After high school, he is pursuing an apprenticeship in Agriculture Equipment.
Annika Tupper, soprano, is in her first year of Sheridan College's Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program and is currently studying under Irena Hernandez. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she is a 7-time RCM Gold Medalist for Voice and was the Musical Theatre representative for Saskatchewan in the 2019 National Music Festival. She is looking forward to starring in the role of Sophie Sheridan in Saskatoon Summer Players' production of Mamma Mia this summer! Annika would like to thank her family and friends back home for molding her into the performer and person she is today.
Master of Ceremonies - Emma Morrison
Members of the Ensemble
Jessica Dawdy-Kennette Eric Eigler
Stuart Eigler Jordan Goodridge
David Huang Gavin Joseph
Charlotte LaPointe Nathaniel Li
Daniel Li Kendra Perras
Audio support - Frank Eigler
Stage support - Ethan Russell
Jordan Goodridge, baritenor
and friend Annika Tupper, soprano
Collaborative pianist: Christabel Pinto
"Mein Herr Marquis" - Johann Strauss II
"Maxim's" - F. Lehar
The Merry Widow
Into the Woods
"Dressing Them Up" - Kander and Ebb
Kiss of the Spider Woman
She Loves Me - Jeremy Bock
Willem Klunder - piano
"Where's My Shoe?"
"Vanilla Ice Cream"
"Grand Knowing You"
Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major - Johann Sebastian Bach
Intermezzo in A Major, - Johannes Brahms
Opus 6 No. 6
Etude de Sonorite No. 2 - Francois Morel
Jessica Dawdy-Kennette - soprano
Collaborative pianist: Lisa Dawdy
Where E'er You Walk - G.F. Handel
Mai - G. Faure
Poem by Victor Hugo
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Gus Kahn, Fabian Andre
words and music by Wilbur Schwandt
Home from "Wonderland" - Jack Murphy, Frank Wildhorn
I Enjoy Being a Girl - Rodgers & Hammerstein
from "Flower Drum Song"
Eric & Stuart Eigler
Fiddle Faddle - Leroy Anderson
Jessica Dawdy-Kennette & Kendra Perras
Whistle Down the Wind
from "Whistle Down the Wind" - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Kendra Perras & Gavin Joseph
You've got a friend in Me
from "Toy Story" - Randy Newman
Eric & Stuart Eigler
Le Carnaval des Animaux Grand fantaisie zoologique
I. Introduction et marche royale du lion
VII. Aquarium - C. Saint-Saens
David Huang, Nathaniel Li & Daniel Li
Razamatazz - Laura Shur
Cloudburst - Marth Hill Duncan
Charlotte LaPointe, Stuart Eigler, Kendra Perras & Eric Eigler
Galop-Marche - Albert Lavignac
Jess Dawdy-Kennette, Jordan Goodridge & Kendra Perras
Friend from "Snoopy" - Larry Grossman & Hal Clayton Hackady