Monday, February 24, 2014

Dordt College Choir Tour- don't miss it!

Hi all!

Yes, I haven't blogged in forever! Why? I have simply been swamped composing, arranging, self-publishing an entire book of 18 Christmas carols (sales have been great) traveling, trying to be a good dad, etc! I will try to get back into it ASAP, especially since I will be at three ACDA conferences and usually try to post about them. I will be at Central, Southwest, and South. In between all of this are residencies (Virginia Commonwealth University), choral judging, performances in Madison, WI and a trip to Nawlins!

Today I want to turn your attention to the 10-day Dordt College Choral Tour (directed by the very talented Ben Kornelis). They will be singing some great music (including a shape-note tune arrangement of mine) in some great cities (six different states and one in more in Canada!). Go hear them if you can. Also scroll down for the repertoire. or go to  for all this info and more.
Ben Kornelis

Here are the tour dates:

Thursday, March 6
7 p.m. concert
First Christian Reformed Church
801 15th Avenue
Fulton, Illinois

Friday, March 7
7:30 p.m. concert
Wheaton Christian Reformed Church
711 E Harrison Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois

Saturday, March 8
7 p.m. concert
Ridgewood United Methodist Church
6330 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio

Monday, March 10
7:30 p.m. concert
Lafayette Federated Church
180 New Jersey 15
Lafayette Township, New Jersey

Tuesday, March 11
7:30 p.m. concert
Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church
305 Goldwaithe Road
Whitinsville, Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 12
7 p.m. concert
Rochester Christian Reformed Church
2750 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield, New York

Thursday, March 13
7 p.m. concert
Talbot Street Church
13 Talbot Street
London, Ontario

Friday, March 14
7:30 p.m. concert
LaGrave Christian Reformed Church
LaGrave Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Saturday, March 15
7 p.m. concert
First Christian Reformed Church
16248 South Park Avenue
South Holland, Illinois

Sunday, March 16
9:30 a.m. worship service
Bethel Christian Reformed Church
3500 Glenwood Lansing Rd.
Lansing, Illinois
6 p.m. worship service
Bethel Christian Reformed Church
521 S Halleck St
DeMotte, Indiana

Dordt College Concert Choir
March 2014 Concert Tour Program

I        Praise God for the Breath of Life (Ratcliff)

Opening Prayer

II      Gaudete Omnes (Sweelinck)

III     Dem dunkeln Schoss der heilgen Erde (Brahms)
         I Know That My Redeemer Lives (J.M. Bach)
         Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Dorsey, arr. Lojeski)

IV     What Stood Will Stand (Halley)
         The Promise of Living (Copland)

V      Dúlamán (McGlynn)
         Catania (Sicilian Folksong, arr. Mignemi)
         Balleilakka (Rahman, arr. Sperry)

Intermission & Offering

VI     Blow ye the trumpet, blow (Edson, arr. Carey)

VII   Weather Report (Anglican Chant, as sung by The Master Singers)
         Stormy Weather (arr. Althouse)
         Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Parton, arr. Johnson)

VIII  The Best of Rooms (Thompson)
         Nunc Dimittis (Lukaszewski)
Closing Prayer

IX     Pilgrims’ Hymn (Paulus)
         O Lord God (Tchesnokov)

Optional Selections:
         O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (arr. Phelps)
         Praise to the Lord (arr. Christiansen)
         Dordt College Alma Mater (Grotenhuis)

1 comment:

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