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Dordt College Chamber Orchestra performance on May 5

April 27, 2012

The Dordt College Chamber Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

Repertoire includes the exciting first movement of Hummel's Concerto in E-flat for Trumpet featuring Peter Kuipers as soloist, Pavane by Gabriel Faure, Mendelssohn's Overture for Winds written when the composer was only 15 years old, and the first movement of Schubert's Symphony No. 6 in C Major.

This free concert kicks off the orchestra’s May tour that will take the group to Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Freewill offerings will be taken to defray costs. The 32-person Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Bradley Miedema, will perform concerts and visit several places that were instrumental during the Reformation, including Heidelberg, Eisenach, and Wittenberg. The trip includes a stop in Dordrecht, where the Canons of Dordt were written, an event that inspired the naming of Dordt College.

Music is an integral part of campus life at Dordt College. Approximately 300 U.S. and international students participate in the music program, with opportunities to perform in four choral groups, two orchestras, and three bands. Music scholarships are available to qualified students.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. U.S. News & World Report,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. At Dordt, 98 percent of enrolled students receive financial aid, thanks in part to generous alumni committed to the mission of the college. Dordt offers over 90 programs of study and 11 pre-professional programs to a student body of approximately 1,400. For more information, visit

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