Dordt to present end of semester concerts

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Dordt to host end of semester music concerts

Dordt University will be hosting three concerts as the semester comes to a close.

There will be a 4th Avenue Jazz concert held on Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The performance will feature the 16-voice 4th Avenue Singers and the 4th Avenue Band. Come for a relaxed evening of big band standards, fresh jazz perspectives, featured solos, and a variety of collaborations between singers and instruments. The 4th Avenue Singers are directed by Ryan Smit, and the 4th Avenue Band is directed by Kevin Linder. The concert and a program will also be available on livestream at Dordt.edu/events/3-62604 or dordt.edu/livestream.

The Dordt University Choral Department will present a Choral Ensembles Concert on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. This performance will include the Bella Voce women’s chorus, Canons of Dordt men’s chorus, Chorale, and Concert Choir (56-voice advanced mixed choir). The repertoire will feature modern works, multicultural perspectives, and deep convictions of faith expressed through song. Bella Voce is conducted by Dr. Carrie Groenewold; all other ensembles are conducted by Ryan Smit. The concert and a program will also be available on livestream at dordt.edu/events/3-62605 or dordt.edu/livestream.

On Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, the Dordt instrumental ensembles will present their final concert of the academic year. The concert will feature the Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. They will be joined by guest conductor Maestro Michael Johner. Maestro Johner joins us from Rottenburg, Germany where he is the principal conductor of numerous ensembles. He will guest conduct all three of the Dordt ensembles, bringing his knowledge and experience with German and European music to Dordt students. The concert will also present music by Brahms, Fillmore, and Ver Der Roost. To close the concert, the Dordt Wind Symphony will perform Omar Thomas’s acclaimed “Come Sunday,” which has proven to often have listeners dancing in their seat! This is a concert you will not want to miss. The concert and a program will also be available on livestream at dordt.edu/events/3-62606 or dordt.edu/livestream.

To learn more about the Dordt University Music Department visit Dordt.edu/music.

About Dordt University

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review. For more information, visit dordt.edu.