October 28th, 2016
Highlights include “An Evening of Jazz” on Nov. 11 and a Hymn Festival on Nov. 13
NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox will host a series of concerts during the month of November, showcasing the talents of its students while also featuring guest artists. All will take place in the university’s Bauman Auditorium.
On Thursday, Nov. 3, a Students in Recital session begins the busy month with a performance at 10:50 a.m. That evening, a Symphonic Band concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 5, the university’s choirs – the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Master Chorus and Women’s Chorale – will perform Requiem by Gabriel Faurè. Admission to all three concerts is free, and seating is general.
The following week, a free Chehalem Symphonic Orchestra concert is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. And that Friday, Nov. 11, George Fox will host “An Evening of Jazz,” featuring Dave Pietro on alto saxophone and the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Trio. Pietro is described as “possessing a warm, lyrical sound that takes on color and emotional heat as he swings.” He has toured and/or recorded with the bands of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson and other jazz luminaries.
Tickets for “An Evening of Jazz” are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and alumni, and $6 for students and children. They are available for purchase online at georgefox.edu/concerts.
Finally, on Sunday, Nov. 13, a Hymn Festival and Organ Concert, featuring organist Dan Miller, is set for 6 p.m. The event will feature many well-known hymns, with the audience encouraged to sing along. General admission tickets are $5 and are also available at georgefox.edu/concerts.
More about the George Fox music programs is available at music.georgefox.edu.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.
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