George Fox student musicians perform in series of concerts this month

February 28th, 2017

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Performances scheduled for the school’s vocal and symphonic groups

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Contact:
Debbie Hawblitzel
Administrative Assistant, Music Department
George Fox University
503-554-2620

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