George Fox University invites public to four free concerts in month of April

April 5th, 2019

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Events include a chamber concert and annual Spring Concert

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University invites the public to a series of free concerts in its Bauman Auditorium during the month of April. Four events – a chamber concert (April 11), a jazz concert (April 12), an Orphic Percussion Ensemble concert (April 18) and the annual Spring Concert (April 26) – are scheduled. All begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 11, the chamber concert will feature a diverse selection of musical genres and periods, ranging from baroque to contemporary. The event will feature George Fox’s Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Keyboard Ensembles, Flute Choir, and Saxophone Quartet.

The following night, April 12, the university’s jazz ensemble will perform swingin’ big band works by jazz composer and trumpeter Thad Jones. After a tenure with the Count Basie Band, Jones formed the Mel Lewis/Thad Jones Orchestra, which performed many of his compositions. The fun evening of music will feature many student soloists.

On Thursday, April 18, the Orphic Percussion Ensemble from Fresno, California, will perform on marimbas and other percussion instruments. The group has been involved in more than 15 commissions and many performances across the West Coast.

Finally, on Friday, April 26, the Spring Concert closes out the university’s 2018-19 concert season and features performances by the Concert Choir, Master Chorus, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra. It will feature the first-place winners of the school’s concert/aria competition, including pianist Kyler Schubkegel and vocalist Cezanne Brunner.

All seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact George Fox’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 Hawblitzel
Administrative Assistant, Music Department
George Fox University

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