Apr 23, 2021

Dordt to Host End of Semester Concerts

Dordt hosts upcoming end of semester concerts

The Dordt University Music Department will be hosting their spring concerts to close the semester at the end of April and beginning of May.

On Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. the Dordt University Wind Symphony, Campus Band, and Chamber Orchestra will present their final concert of the semester. The Campus Band will perform a consortium premiere of Jeff Herwig’s Nightmare. This work was written for wind band and pre-recorded electronics and the Dordt Campus Band was one of only 10 commissioning ensembles. The Chamber Orchestra will highlight one of their own, as bassist Cameron Steenhoek, takes the stage to perform Henry Eccles’s Sonata for Bass and String Orchestra. Finally, the Wind Symphony will close the concert with David Maslanka’s monumental Symphony No. 4. Joining the Wind Symphony for the performance of the Maslanka is Dr. Carrie Groenewold, associate professor of organ and keyboard studies at Dordt. All of the instrumental ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Onsby C. Rose, associate professor of music and director of instrumental ensembles.

On Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. the Dordt University Choral Department will present their final concert of the year. This performance will include Bella Voce (women’s chorus), Canons of Dordt (men’s chorus), Chorale (85-voice mixed choir), and Concert Choir (53-voice advanced mixed choir). This concert will point the listener to the hope we have because of the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ. The repertoire will draw from a wide range of styles from the Renaissance to new works. Bella Voce is conducted by Dr. Carrie Groenewold; all other ensembles are conducted by Ryan Smit.

The concert is open to the public but will be ticketed due to reduced capacity. Please contact the Music Department at 712-722-6222 or anna.bartlett@dordt.edu to reserve tickets. These concerts will also be livestreamed at vimeo.com/event/572686. Masks are required for all those attending and there will be a section designated for those who wish to maintain social distancing. Dordt University continues to monitor how Covid-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions or cancellations.

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.

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