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Dordt vocal concert May 2

May 1, 2007

Four Dordt College vocal ensembles will be featured in a spring concert Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

Performing will be Dordt’s Chorale, Concert Choir, and Kantorei, directed by Dr. Benjamin Kornelis; and the Women’s Chorus, directed by Pam De Haan.

The Women’s Chorus will present the gospel song, “Praise His Holy Name” by Keith Hampton; the Scottish tune “Brother James Air,” featuring organ accompaniment; and a contemporary setting of “Kyrie and Sanctus” from Missa Brevis by Stephen Hatfield, which uses folk tunes from various countries as the melodic and rhythmic setting for familiar mass texts.

Vocal Concert Members

The Kantorei will present two Renaissance Rounds, “Ah Robin, Gentle Robin” by Cornyshe, and “A Cat Catch” by Richard Brown. The group will also perform three songs of farewell in this final concert of the academic year: “Peace; Come Away” by Charles Villiers Stanford, “No Mark” by Cecil Effinger (with Susan LeMahieu, clarinet) and “Quick! We have but a second” by C.V. Stanford.

The Concert Choir will present three songs celebrating Lent and Easter: “Lamb of God” arranged by F.Melius Christiansen; O Vos Omnes” by Pablo Casals; and “Hallelujah” by Ludwig von Beethoven.

The Dordt College Chorale will present “Gospel Mass” by Robert Ray.

Admission to this performance is free, with a freewill offering received to benefit music scholarships at Dordt College. More than 300 U.S. and international students participate in the music program at Dordt, with opportunities to perform in four choral groups, two orchestras, and three bands. Music scholarships are available to qualified students.

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