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Fall Music Festival Oct. 15

October 12, 2004

The Dordt College Orchestra, Chorale, Concert Choir and Kantorei will unite on-stage for the premiere performance of a commissioned musical piece created in celebration of the Dordt College’s Jubilee.

Dordt’s Fall Music Festival is Friday night, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the B. J. Haan Auditorium. In addition to six vocal and instrumental groups performing, a mass choir conducted by Dordt College professor of music emeritus Dale Grotenhuis, will present “Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place,” in its first appearance.

Conducting the Concert Choir, Chorale and Kantorei will be Dr. Ben Kornelis.

The Kantorei will perform “O Come, Ye Servants of the Lord,” by Christopher Tye; “Just as I Am, by Ralph Manuel; “Tanzen und Springen,” by Hans Leo Hassler and “They Can't Take That Away From Me, by George Gershwin.

The Dordt College Chorale will perform “Laudate Dominum,” by W.A. Mozart, featuring Rosa Houtsma, soprano, and Shirley Buist, clarinet. Chris Natelborg, tenor, will be featured in “In Heaven Above,” by Edvard Grieg, and violinist Lori Nibbelink will be featured in “Per Spellman.” Their portion of the program will also include the spiritual “City Called Heaven,” with Laurel Alons, soprano, and “Evening Song,” by Zoltán Kodály.

The Dordt College Concert Choir will perform “Greater Love Hath No Man,” (Lisa DeVries, soprano; Dan Zylstra, baritone); “Exultate Deo,” “God of All the Nations,” (Kate Lesage, soprano), “Chindia,” and “My God Is a Rock,” (Daniel Michael, tenor).

Conducting the Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Band will be Dr. Henry Duitman.

The Campus-Community Band will perform “March Juno” by John Stewart and “Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli.

The Dordt College Chamber Orchestra will perform “Sinfonia in D” by Johann Stamitz and “Serenade for String Orchestra by Norman Leyden.

The Dordt College Concert Band will perform “Overture from ‘Royal Fireworks Music’” by Handel and “An American Elegy” by Frank Ticheli, with trumpet soloist Timothy Vis in this song written in tribute to victims and survivors at Columbine High School. Their final number will be “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance.

The fall music festival is free and open to the public. A freewill offering for music scholarships at Dordt College will be taken.

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