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Concert Week

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This past week has been a frenzy of activity for the Bethel Music Department. Monday night, the Chamber Orchestra performed its spring concert. Guest musician Marilynn Ham, Bethel's artist in-residence, played four of her own pieces that were arranged for orchestral accompaniment. After providing a sneak peak in chapel that morning, the Percussion and Jazz Ensembles performed their spring concert on April 16. Although it wasn't a full house, many audience members said they thoroughly enjoyed the concert. The piece that kept coming up in comments was titled "Stands," which featured four solo musicians who played on music stands. Saturday night, April 17,  found the Concert Band on stage, performing their final concert of the year. The night offered a lot of variety, including several religious pieces written for band. Dr. Kendall, director of the Concert Band, described the event as "a very enjoyable concert experience for everyone." On the afternoon of April 18, the Concert Choir travelled to White Castle, IN for its last concert of the semester. Part of the choir will be touring Washington and Oregon , performing concerts in different schools and churches. This will take place the week immediately following graduation. Smattered throughout the week were multiple student recitals and showcases. If you were unable to make it to any of the concerts last week, the Choral Showcase is this Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. This will be the last opportunity this semester to hear the Concert Choir, Women's Choral, Collegians, or Voices of Triumph.
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