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Dordt College Concert Band, Orchestra to perform

November 19, 2003

The annual winter concert by the Dordt College Concert Band and the Chamber Orchestra will be presented Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the B. J. Haan auditorium.

The orchestraís Carols for Christmas and the bandís A Fresh Aire Christmas will set the mood for the upcoming holiday, while other selections provide a variety of musical stylings. Chamber Orchestra

Under the direction of Dr. Henry Duitman, the concert band will begin the concert with Toccata by Girolamo Fescobaldi; Ginger Marmalade by Warren Benson; Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson; Festal Scenes by Yasuhide Ito; and National Emblem by E. E. Bagley/ed. Fennell.

The chamber orchestra, also directed by Dr. Duitman, will perform Orchestral Suite No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring flutist Ruth Lynch, followed by Two Hymn-Tune Preludes by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and finishing their segment of the concert with Eventide.

The final numbers for the evening will be the concert bandís Overture in C by Charles Simon; Behold, a Rose is Blooming by Johannes Brahms; and A Fresh Aire Christmas by Mannheim Steamroller.

The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received for music scholarships. For more information, contact Dordtís music department at (712)722-6221.

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