Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Drake University student Ryan Timothy Rice of Kimball presented his senior vocal recital Sunday, April 27, as a benefit for the American Cancer Society. Rice, a baritone, performed "Songs of Travel" in Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake campus in Des Moines, Iowa. The program featured many styles of music, including works by Handel, Schubert, Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Stephen Foster. During the intermission, representatives of the American Cancer Society gave a brief, informal presentation about the society and its upcoming Hoops for Hope fund-raising event. Following the recital, there was a reception in the lobby, where free-will donations benefitted the American Cancer Society.
"Early in my life I was directly affected by cancer," Rice said. "My grandmother died of breast cancer, and it really hit me hard. I wanted to do something to benefit others who are suffering from the same disease that took my grandmother. I've really worked hard to put together a fun show," he added. "These songs are true favorites, and I couldn't be singing for a better cause." Drake is a private, independent university with an enrollment of approximately 3,200 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 62 countries.