Dordt College News

Rehoboth concert here April 2

March 21, 2008

Rehoboth Christian High School Choir

The 55-voice Rehoboth Christian High School Choir from Rehoboth, New Mexico, will present “Come to the Water” at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium, Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The program weaves together different cultures, traditions, stories about Rehoboth, cultural displays, and the message of the gospel.

Rehoboth School is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico. What began as an outreach to the Navajo Nation by the Christian Reformed Church more than a century ago is now a prospering Christian school whose student body is 57 percent Native American, 32 percent Anglo, and 11 percent other ethnicities such as Hispanic, Ethiopian, and European.

The diversity of the students will be reflected in their songs, dress, dance, and cultural motifs as they share a time of worship. In the desert southwest, where rain is yearned for, the message that “the desert will blossom like a rose” are words of hope. All who have experienced a desert in their lives are invited to “Come to the Water,” that they too will experience hope in an often barren world.

The Rehoboth High School Choir has toured throughout the United States, Canada and, most recently Germany. This choir maintains a full schedule by leading worship in the Gallup area and on the nearby Navajo and Zuni reservations. During the course of the year, students give several concerts which allow them to experience many genres of music, from classical to gospel, from Native American to contemporary.

The group performed in New Orleans following the Katrina disaster, and also had the honor of participating in the Christian Reformed Church sesquicentennial celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last year.

The concert is free and all are welcome to attend.

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