Dordt music department to host home spring tour concert

Dordt concert band and chamber orchestra to perform March 22

Chamber Orchestra

The Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at Dordt College.

This concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in Corsica, South Dakota, Sunnyside, Lynden, and Shoreline, Washington, Hood River, Oregon, Meridian, Idaho, Manhattan, Montana, and Sioux Center, Iowa.

Directed by Dr. Daniel Baldwin and Mrs. Susan De Jong, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of instrumental selections, ranging from orchestral works by Bizet, Glinka, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Perttu, Purcell, and Tchaikovsky, among others, to contemporary wind band pieces by Cross, Grainger, Holst, Karrick, Reed, Ticheli, and Turrin. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

Dordt College has approximately 300 U.S. and international students who 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.