Four music majors perform concert honoring Christ the Living Water

Photo by Rachael Patin

Chasca King
Staff Writer

Four Franciscan University of Steubenville music majors performed a vocal concert in the Gentile Gallery Saturday at 7 p.m.

The concert was called “A Vocal Concert on our Journey with Christ Through the Analogy of Water.” The performance was primarily acapella and featured Amelia Slemp, soprano; Sydney Simon, mezzo soprano; Therese Lock, mezzo soprano; and Sam Shadle, baritone.

The concert consisted of three sections, with three pieces in each section to match the theme of the section. The first section focused on a longing for God, with the person in a desert seeking water. The second portrayed Christ the Living Water filling body and soul. The third offered praise and thanksgiving to God.

The water theme came from a non-profit organization called The Water Project, to which all concert donations went. The Water Project provides clean water to sub-Saharan communities who otherwise would not have access to it.

“Their four voices blended so well,” said student Julia Gonzalez. “The song choice was really pretty. I could see the lyrics in my own spiritual journey. … It was just a very well done, beautiful concert.”