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Dordt College Fall Music Festival Oct. 17

October 10, 2008

Mass Choir

The Dordt College Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Campus-Community Band, Chorale, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Kantorei will all participate in a Fall Music Festival on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the B. J. Haan Auditorium.

Conducting the Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Concert Band will be Bradley Miedema. These ensembles will present works by Bach, Hanson, Holst, Padilla, Ticheli, and Vaughan Williams. The Dordt College Orchestra, also directed by Miedema, will feature literature by Gustafson and Warlock.

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

The Kantorei will present “El Grillo” by Josquin; “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2; and “Calling My Children Home,” originally recorded by The Country Gentlemen.

The Dordt Chorale will be singing Gorczycki’s “In Virtute Tua;” a New Zealand Maori lullaby titled “Hine e Hine;” a collection of settings of Ogden Nash poems titled “Animal Crackers” by Eric Whitacre; and “Thomas Dorsey’s gospel classic, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”

The Concert Choir will perform a shape-note tune, “Weeping Mary;” three settings of the Genevan Psalm 96, including settings by Goudimel and Sweelinck; Brahms’ motet “Grant Unto Me the Joy of Thy Salvation;” and “No Matter What I’m Gonna Keep On.”

Conducting the Women’s Chorus will be Pam De Haan. They will perform three numbers, including “Adiemus” by Karl Jenkins, written in nonsensical words with flute and percussion for an earthy effect that elicits any emotion a listener chooses.

The concert will close with a combined mass choir accompanied by the Concert Band, singing Vaughan Williams’ “Sine Nomine.”

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

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