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Dordt vocal concert Feb. 25

February 11, 2005

“Words and Music” will be the theme as four of Dordt College’s vocal groups perform at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The program will explore the connection between poetry and its musical setting, blending music with the lyricism of William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Biblical writers and other poets. Women's Chorus

Dr. Benjamin Kornelis will direct the Kantorei, Chorale and Concert Choir, with a bonus men’s choir selection and a combined mass choir number finale. Pam De Haan directs the Women’s Chorus, which will be performing “Where Dwells the Soul of My Love,” and Things that Never Die.”

The Kantorei will present “I sat down under His shadow,” “Crossing the Bar,” “Shall I compare thee to a summer's day,” “Charm Me Asleep,” and “It was a lover and his lass.”

The Dordt College Chorale will present “All that hath life and breath praise ye the Lord!” “Rise, Heart; Thy Lord is Risen,” “If music be the food of love,” Brahms “Liebeslieder Waltzer 13-15” and “Three Madrigals” by Emma Lou Diemer.

The Concert Choir’s portion of the program will include “My soul, there is a country,” “Faire is the heaven ,” “Acrostic Song from Final Alice,” “Choose something like a star from Frostiana,” “La Passeggiata,” “The Uncertainty of the Poet” and “VoiceDance.”

The concert is free, with a freewill offering being taken for Dordt College music scholarship awards. Dordt College has more than 300 U.S. and international students participating in ensembles, including four choral groups, two orchestras and three bands.

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