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Dordt College bands, orchestra, and choral ensembles to perform

October 11, 2012

The B.J. Haan Auditorium will be filled with the music of Dordt College choirs, bands, and orchestra for the annual Fall Music Festival, Friday, October 19, at 7 p.m.

Instrumental ensembles include the Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Concert Band, all conducted by Bradley Miedema.

The Campus-Community Band, consisting of college and community musicians, will perform works by Gorb, de Haan, and the pasodoble, Gallito, by Lope. The Chamber Orchestra will perform pieces for strings by Foote, Wells, and Finzi’s Prelude for String Orchestra. The Concert Band will perform works by Leemans, Whitacre, and Mother Earth by Maslanka.

Vocal ensembles performing include Bella Voce, Chorale, Concert Choir, and Kantorei, all directed by Dr. Benjamin Kornelis.

Bella Voce will sing a duet from the opera Lakmé by Delibes, I Know Where I’m Goin’, and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Chorale will sing works by Schumann, Farrant, and Berger, as well as Gyorgy Orban’s Daemon Irrepit Callidus. Concert Choir will sing a Kyrie by Rossini, Long Road by Ešenvalds, and premier an arrangement of the hymn Spirit of God by Dordt student Titus Wamala. Kantorei will sing Tallis’ If Ye Love Me, Spanish composer Busto’s A Tu Lado, and an arrangement of the Beatles’ In My Life. The choirs will combine to perform Gustav Holst’s setting of Psalm 148 accompanied by Dordt senior Brian De Young on the organ.

The concert is free, with a freewill offering being received to help fund Dordt College music scholarships. The Fall Music Festival takes place during Dordt College’s Parents Weekend October 19 and 20. For a full list of the weekend’s events, visit

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