The university’s music department has scheduled a series of concerts in the next two weeks highlighting student musicians in both vocal and symphonic performances. All events are free and open to the public, and each will take place in Bauman Auditorium.
Winter Choir Concert
This Saturday, March 4, the school’s Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women’s Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Chamber Choir will perform Brahms’ O Schöne Nacht Op. 92 No. 1 and Neckereien Op. 31 No. 2, as well as Richard Hundley’s Come Ready and See Me and Kirke Mechem’s The Lighthearted Lovers.
The Women’s Chorale, meanwhile, will perform I will Be Earth by Gwyneth Walker, Dance on My Heart by Allen Koepke, and Heart, We Will Forget Him! by James Mulholland. The final piece features Everett Isabell on French horn.
Concert Choir pieces will include With a Lily in Your Hand by Eric Whitacre, Afternoon on a Hill by Eric Barnum, and Les Chansons des Roses and O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen.
Symphony Orchestra Concert
On Tuesday, March 7, a Symphony Orchestra Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. The itinerary includes Poem Symphonique for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 43a by Peter Benoit; Movement 1 Will-o’-the-Wisps, featuring Lauren Timmons on flute; La Traviata from Addio del Passato by Giuseppe Verdi, featuring soprano Malia Hansen; and Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring Simeon Brown on violin. Timmons and Hansen were winners of the 2017 George Fox University Concerto Competition.
Symphonic Band Concert
Finally, a Symphonic Band Concert is set for a 7:30 p.m. start on Tuesday, March 14. Pieces to be performed include Dedication Overture by Vittorio Giannini, Saxophone Concertino by Satoshi Yagisawa (featuring Nathanael Ankeny on alto/soprano saxophone), Grace by Brian Balmages, Firefly by Ryan George, Nitro by Frank Ticheli, and Inglesina “The Little English Girl” by Davide Delle Cese.
More information on the concerts is available by calling 503-554-2620.