Dordt College News

Fall Festival of Music Oct. 17

October 7, 2003

Sioux Centerís newest musical group, the Campus-Community Band, will make its first performance at Dordt Collegeís annual Fall Festival of Music, held in conjunction with parentsí weekend at Dordt.

The music festival will be Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the B. J. Haan auditorium, where campus visitors and community members will be treated to a sampling of the musical talents of the bands, orchestra and choirs of the college and community.

Opening the evening of music will be Alicia Mulder, with the organ solo Finale from Charles Widor's Symphony in D Major.

The 59 members of the Dordt College concert band will be presenting Second Suite in F by Holst and Puszta by Van Der Roost, under the direction of Dr. Henry Duitman. The 22 members of the chamber orchestra will feature Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, also directed by Dr. Duitman.

Julie Hulstein will conduct the new Campus-Community Band, which is open to community adults who play wind or percussion instruments, outstanding high school students, and Dordt College students.

Dordt Collegeís Kantorei, under the direction of Dr.Ben Kornelis, will be singing works by Farrant, Nystedt, and Irving Berlin. The Chorale will be singing Mendelssohn's The Lord Is a Mighty God, as well as Tango to Evora, by the Canadian Celtic musician Loreena McKennitt. The Concert Choir will sing Parry's anthem, I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me; Ngana, by the contemporary Australian composer Stephen Leek; and Hold On!, a spiritual arranged by Jester Hairston.

Also making its first Fall Music Festival appearance this year will be the Women's Chorus, formed last year under the direction of Pam DeHaan.

All choirs will combine to close the evening with God, That Madest Earth and Heaven.

There is no cost to attend the concert. A freewill offering will be received to help fund music department activities at Dordt.

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