Kim Pokin Lee, one of the soloists for the Knox College Choir’s recent
concerts in Galesburg and in Carnegie Hall, will give a recital,
“Reflections on Womanhood,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28, in Kresge
Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.
The program features “Frauenliebe und Leben,” a song cycle by Robert
Schuman with lyrics by poet Adelbert von Chamisso, as well as operatic
arias and selections from American musical theatre. The piano
accompanist is Tim Pahel, assistant professor of music and director of
choral and vocal activities at Monmouth College.
Pokin Lee is a 1999 Knox graduate who received her bachelor’s
degree in creative writing and performed with the Knox College Choir
as a student. She was soprano soloist for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass,
directed by Laura Lane, professor of music and director of choral
music, March 25 at Carnegie Hall and April 20 in Galesburg.
Now a full-time voice teacher in Lombard, Illinois, Pokin Lee
performed the role of Cunegonde in Florida State University’s
production of “Candide” and the soprano solo in Saint-Saëns’ Christmas
Oratorio with Grace Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Florida. She
studied voice with Lane at Knox and Karen Brunssen at Northwestern