On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Dr. Daniel Rieppel, Ryan Hugh Ross and Barton Sutter performed the preview performance of "Playing Hayden for the Angel of Death", a musical tribute to Bill Holm, Minnesota's "Bard of the Prairie." It was a soft opening in advance of the World Premiere, held at the Target Performance Hall in Minneapolis.
It was a lovely evening, filled with stories about Bill Holm. His good friends, fellow poet Barton Sutter, longtime colleague and friend Dr. Daniel Rieppel, along with world-known baritone Ryan Hugh Ross, performed the tribute, which had been composed by Martha Helen Schmidt. More than a few tears were shed as Bill Holm's work came to life under their gentle guidance.
As always, we appreciate Dr. Rieppel's partnership with the Campus Religious Center for his musical performances. We look forward to the next time we can host!