University of Wisconsin-River Falls

UW-RF Home > University Communications Home > This Month's News Releases

University Communications

For more information contact or

Faculty Recital Features Soprano

JAN. 20, 2006--A faculty recital featuring soprano Krista Palmquist is Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Palmquist will be accompanied by Twin Cities pianist Thomas Bartsch.

Free and open to the public, the recital will feature Edvard Grieg's only song cycle, "Haugtussa," sung in Norwegian. Grieg's music was most influential in Norway's independence from Sweden 100 years ago. Also on the program are works by Rorem, Ireland, Head and Vaughan Williams.

Palmquist teaches applied voice, vocal and choral pedagogy and class voice. She has a B.A. degree from Bethel College, an M.A. degree from Eastern Michigan University and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She has performed, toured and recorded with the Dale Warland Singers through its final season in 2004. She has also sung with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and with Dominick Argento.

Palmquist is a section leader, soloist and cantor at the Cathedral of St. Paul and sings with Phillip Brunelle's Vocal Essence Ensemble Singers, which can be heard on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion."

Bartsch is a very active freelance accompanist/pianist. He appears frequently on the recital stage at a wide variety of venues and is also in demand as a competition and audition accompanist. As a solo keyboard player, Bartsch has released 18 recordings on the Liquid8 label. He is an organist and choir director at the Temple of Aaron Synagogue in St. Paul, Minn., and an organist at St. James Lutheran Church in Crystal, Minn. He lives in Bloomington, Minn., with his wife and daughters.

For additional information regarding the recital contact the music department at 715-425-3183 or Palmquist at


Last updated: Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:06:59 Central Daylight Time

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
410 South Third Street River Falls, WI USA 54022-5001 (715)425-3911
Copyright © 1995-2009 University of Wisconsin-River Falls