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Bella Voce and Concert Band perform fall concert

November 7, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Music will present a fall concert featuring the unique styles of both the NNU Concert Band and Bella Voce women’s chorus on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium.

Concert Band’s repertoire will reflect instrumental sounds from across the ages—from more than a century ago when the melodies from a marching band were America's popular music, and John Philip Sousa was America's musical ambassador, to present day’s story-telling quality of modern composers Brian Balmages and Eric Whitacre. Finally, James Curnow's arrangement of the hymn tune for "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" will remind audience members, whether looking back to the good ol' days or looking forward to the excitement ahead, our anchor is in Christ—the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Bella Voce’s program will explore the concept of remembrance.  First, they will remember the music of our country's past with two American folk hymns, “I Will Arise” and “Poor Wayfaring Stranger;” next they will remember God's goodness in “Sing to the Lord;” they will remember our heritage in the Native American-inspired piece “Lineage;” and most poignantly, they will remember child victims of the Holocaust in “Reflections” from Yad Vashem.

The concert is free and open to the public.