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Dordt to host concerts April 30, May 3, and May 4

Posted: April 19th, 2019
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The Dordt College Music Department has three upcoming spring concerts.

A concert on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium will feature 4th Avenue Jazz (jazz choir and jazz band) and Chamber Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Susan De Jong, will present a program featuring the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Pietro Mascagni, David Diamond, and Leroy Anderson. Presenting a diverse genre of literature, the orchestra will share the beauty, elegance and balance of the Classical era, the emotion and lyrical melodies of the Romantic era, the dissonant harmonies and complex rhythms of Contemporary music and conclude the program with two toe-tapping melodies by American composer Leroy Anderson. The jazz portion of the concert will feature big band standards, Broadway musical favorites, an American hymn, and more.

Dordt’s two bands will perform a concert on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The Campus Community Band will start off the concert, performing works by Philip Sparke and Daniel Baldwin, the dramatic Frank Erickson Third Symphony, and Huckeby's "Intrada, Recitative, and Rondo" featuring Dordt trumpet instructor, Kevin Linder. The Concert Band will begin with John Williams' rousing "Liberty Fanfare" and will continue with Phil Sims' "Overture to the Swashbucklers.” This will be followed by moving and beautiful works by Dan Forrest and Steve Danyew, and the concert will close with Daniel Baldwin's jazzy "Capriccio Noir" for piano and wind ensemble, featuring guest artist Tammy Miller.

The Saturday, May 4 Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium will feature Bella Voce (women’s chorus), Chorale, and Concert Choir—over 160 singers. The choirs will explore a wide range of repertoire including moving settings of Scriptural passages and worship liturgy; modern arrangements and original pieces by Stephen Hatfield, Eric Whitacre, and Bob Chilcott; a spiritual by Moses Hogan; a Romantic-era story-song by Robert Schumann, and more.