Two Sacred Heart-Griffin High School students are set to present Silver Cross recitals — one in piano and one in voice — at Sacred Heart-Griffin’s Dominican Hall, 1200 W. Washington St. in Springfield.
Lindsay Mattea Finnell will present her Silver Cross in piano on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.
A senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin, Lindsay has been involved in the music programs since 2012. She has participated in the SHG musicals and is a member of SHG’s performing group, Encore. She has received superior rating in piano at the IFMC Festival and first place awards at IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest. In addition, she was selected to be in the IMEA District Chorus this year.
The daughter of Roger and Julie Finnell of Springfield, Lindsay is a piano student of Linda Mayes. Her recital will include selections by Bach, Haydn, Chopin and Olson.
Anna Benoit will present her Silver Cross in voice on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
A senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin, Anna has performed in three SHG musicals. She has received first place in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest and has been chosen for ILMEA All-District Chorus for the past three years. This year she was chosen for ILMEA All-State Honors Chorus. This fall she will attend the University of Illinois in Champaign.
The daughter of Joel Benoit and Peggy Ryan of Springfield, she is a voice student of Karen Danner. Her recital will include Durante’s Danza, danza, fanciulla gentile, Charles’ When I Have Sung My Songs and Schubert’s Ave Maria.
Both recitals are free and open to the public.