George Fox University hosts series of concerts in November

October 31st, 2017

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Performances by the school’s Symphonic Band and Concert Choir are scheduled, as are an Organ Hymn Festival Concert and ‘An Evening of Jazz’

NEWBERG, Ore. – Music aficionados will have plenty of opportunities to attend concerts at George Fox University during the month of November, as five large-scale concerts are scheduled in Bauman Auditorium on the university’s Newberg, Oregon, campus during the first two weeks of the month.

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the school’s Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dick Elliott. Selections include pieces by Robert Shelton (Velocity), Gary Gilroy (Four Dance Episodes), John Williams (For the President’s Own) and Julie Giroux (Hymn for the Innocent). Admission is free.

Two days later, on Saturday, Nov. 4, a free Fall Choir Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., featuring a selection of the school’s choirs.

The following evening, on Sunday, Nov. 5, a special Organ Hymn Festival Concert, featuring internationally known organist Dan Miller in addition to the university’s Brass Ensemble and Concert Choir, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start. Pieces scheduled to be performed include Holy, Holy, Holy, Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God Our Help in Ages Past, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Be Thou My Vision, and I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.

Tickets are $5, with all proceeds going toward supporting the George Fox Auxiliary’s Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets may be purchased online at

Later in the month, George Fox will host a free Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and “An Evening of Jazz” event, featuring Clay Jenkins playing jazz trumpet and the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Trio, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $12 and available online at

For more information, contact Debbie Hawblitzel in the university’s music department at 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 “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. 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.


Debbie Hawblizel
Department of Music
George Fox University

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