George Fox University hosts Organ Hymn Festival Concert Oct. 28

October 19th, 2018

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Organist Dan Miller, who has played at prominent venues around the country, among those performing

NEWBERG, Ore. – Traditional church music, including beloved hymns, will fill George Fox University’s Bauman Auditorium for its annual Oregon Hymn Festival Concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, on the school’s Newberg, Oregon, campus.

Highlighting the program will be noted organist Dan Miller, a featured organist for concerts at St. John the Divine Church in New York City, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the International Music Trade Show in Frankfurt, Germany. He will be at the Rodgers Digital Organ keyboards, an upgrade on the auditorium’s original 36-rank Balcom and Vaughn pipe organ system with 2,067 pipes that are the permanent backdrop for the auditorium’s stage.

General admission tickets are $5 and are available at georgefox.edu/concerts, through the university’s box office by calling 503-554-3844, and at the door. The event is being sponsored by the newly named Legacy League of George Fox, formerly the George Fox Auxiliary. Proceeds will go toward the Legacy League’s endowed scholarship fund for students.

The 18-part music department program will include six selected hymns that the audience encouraged to join in singing. The program includes several hymn stories featuring Brent Weaver, professor of music and music department chair at George Fox.

Miller, a church organist since age 15, has been seen and heard live in concert and through recordings on radio, television and the internet and has been a solo organist with several symphony orchestras. He is in his 19th year with Rodgers Instruments, one of the leading organ builders, based in Hillsboro, where he is a Rodgers Artist and Tonal Professional.

The program also will include a string sextet, a four-member keyboard ensemble, and an eight-member brass ensemble, all featuring George Fox students.

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.

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

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