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Spring Choral Concert April 30

April 21, 2004

Spring Choral Concert

Four Dordt College Choral groups will present a spring concert at the B.J. Haan Auditorium, Dordt College, on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Sharing the stage will be the Dordt College Concert Choir, Chorale, Kantorei and Women’s Chorus.

The concert choir, Ben Kornelis conducter, will premier a work composed by concert choir member Mark Jansen, based on Psalm 30. Another student, Elisabeth McPhersen, will be the featured soloist in “Hashkiveinu No. 1” by Nowakowsky. The concert choir will also present “A Litany” by Walton; “My Master From a Garden Rose” by Daley; and “God Is Gone Up” by Finzi, featuring Carrie Spronk on the organ. Also under the direction of Dr. Kornelis, the Dordt College Chorale will present a Mozart work, the “Missa brevis in C,” featuring the solo quartet of Lisa De Vries, Julia Vander Wal, Justin Van Niejenhuis, and Alan DeYoung, with strings, trumpets, timpani, and organ.

The Kantorei, Dordt’s chamber vocal ensemble, will present “Song of Triumph” by Dale Grotenhuis; a South African Freedom Song accompanied on the djembe by Mike Zwart, featuring soloist Jeremy Dreise; and “My Bonny Lass She Smileth” by Morley, along with the parody, “My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth” by P.D.Q. Bach. The Kantorei’s portion of the program will conclude with Gershwin’s “ Embraceable You” and the popular Beatle’s tune, “Yesterday,” featuring soloist Mike Ochsner.

The women’s chorus, directed by Pam De Haan, will present “Prayer of the Children” by Bester, followed by the familiar folk tune “He’s Gone Away,” and concluding with a Spanish piece.

The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit music scholarships.

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