Violinist Mary Goering will perform her senior recital at 7 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the Tabor College Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
Goering, the daughter of Preston and Deb Goering of Newton, Kan., is a music and biblical religious studies major studying under Nancy Johnson.
Goering will perform a variety of pieces that spans the continuum of musical periods.
“The songs are good variations for showing what I have learned to play through my college career,” Goering said. “I love the dark coloring and depth of the Grieg piece. The Beethoven is also complex, but the melody throughout the movements is not as dark or heavy.”
Goering said that her time at Tabor has showed her ways in which she can share her musical gifts.
“Tabor has helped me realize a clearer vision for what it means for music to be a ministry,” she said. “The music classes have challenged me and given me the ability to understand and interpret how to play pieces with a greater sense of context.”
And playing, she added, is the gift God gave her to give to others.
“Music performance gives me the opportunity to give others a picture of God’s beauty,” Goering said. “Music is a gift that I have been given to share with others, and I hope that what I do conveys God’s love for the people who hear me play.”
And that’s exactly what it does for her.
“When I am playing, it’s one of the times that I feel most fully alive in Christ,” Goering said. “It’s what I am meant to be doing.”
After graduating in May, Goering said she hopes to pursue a degree in music therapy.