Dordt College News

Friday Night Variety Show at Dordt College

January 24, 2009

Comedy, individual vocal performances, and a closing song by the entire Dordt College Concert Choir: you’ll see it all at a variety show being staged at the college’s B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m.

The variety show is a fundraiser for the Concert Choir’s upcoming May tour to the Netherlands, with proceeds helping to offset choir members’ traveling expenses. The choir will present concerts in Gouda, Dordtrecht, Katwijk aan Zee, Dokkum, Franeker, Joure, Zwolle, Kampen, Maastricht, and Kapelle. The concert in Dordtrecht will be at the historic Grote Kerk, built between 1460 and 1502 and where the Synod of Dort was held in 1618-19; this concert will also be attended by participants of the Dordt Alumni and Friends’ spring Netherlands Tour.

The choir is also selling music CDs to benefit the tour fund. “Praise to the Lord: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs” contains more than an hour’s worth of choral classics, with 22 audience favorites recorded by Dordt concert choirs under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Kornelis over the past decade.

Titles include “Abide With Me,” “Beautiful Savior,” “Children of the Heavenly Father,” “God of Grace and God of Laughter,” “Humbly I Adore Thee,” “I Was Glad,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “O Lord God,” “Praise to the Lord,” “Softly and Tenderly,” “This Is My Father’s World,” and many others. Musical styles range from these hymns you know and love to a Dutch carol, a Nigerian tune, and a pair of spirituals.

The compact disc sells for $20, and can be purchased at the Dordt Bookstore; by mail (include $5 postage) or online with a credit card. Details and a mail order form are posted online. Credit card purchases may be made by using the secure ordering site.

For more information about the Dordt College CD, call 712-722-6221 or e-mail To order a CD, mail $25 and your shipping address to Dordt College Music Department CD, 498 4th Avenue NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250.

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