HILLSBORO, Kan. â€“ The Tabor College Symphonic Band and Chamber Strings ensemble are preparing for their annual spring tour, taking place April 23-27. The band and strings ensemble will perform at schools and churches in Nebraska and South Dakota. They will be performing at the Henderson Mennonite Brethren Church (1201 11th Street, Henderson, NE) on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Larry Ediger, assistant professor of instrumental music, the theme for this yearâ€™s tour is â€œSymphoniae laudis,â€ which translated from Latin is â€œSymphony of Praise.â€
â€œIt is our hope and prayer that the music presented by all three ensembles will produce a symphony of praise, which will glorify God and encourage the hearts of listeners,â€ said Ediger.
The Symphonic Band will perform a wide variety of pieces, including classics such as: Â Schumanâ€™s â€œChester,â€Â Ralph Vaughan Williamsâ€™ â€œEnglish Folk Song Suite,â€ Beethovenâ€™s â€œPrometheus Overture,â€ Alfred Reedâ€™s â€œElÂ Camino Realâ€ and Del Borgoâ€™s â€œGaelic Rhapsody;â€ as well as dynamic arrangements of sacred songs such asÂ â€œGod of Our Fathers,â€ â€œBe Thou My Visionâ€ and â€œThe King of Love My Shepherd Is.â€
The Chamber Strings will perform a variety of traditional and modern classics, including:Â Gustav Holstâ€™s â€œSt.Â Paulâ€™s Suite,â€ Ralph Vaughan Williamsâ€™ â€œFantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,â€ Tomaso Albinoniâ€™sÂ â€œAdagio,â€ Kirt Mosierâ€™s â€œAmerica Reel,â€ Mozartâ€™s â€œEine Kleine Nachtmusikâ€ and Dvorakâ€™s â€œLarghettoâ€ from his â€œSerenade No. 1 for String Orchestra.â€
The Symphonic Orchestraâ€”combined band and stringsâ€”will present several modern classics: Â Aaron Coplandâ€™sÂ â€œHoe-down from Rodeoâ€ and Percy Graingerâ€™s â€œHandel in the Strand,â€ as well as an orchestration of current worship favorite â€œRevelation Song.â€
Join the Tabor College Symphonic Band and Chamber Strings for their Henderson performance at the Henderson MB Church on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Tabor College is a four-year Christian liberal arts institution located in Hillsboro, Kan., with a second campus located at 21st Street and Ridge Road in Wichita, Kan. Visit us online at tabor.edu.
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