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Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble to Present Free Concert

The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.

The program will include a wide variety of musical styles along with a great diversity of instruments. The Percussion Ensemble will feature a piece called “Japanese Impressions”, as well as “William Tell’s Canned Overture” which will be performed on tin cans. While the Jazz Ensemble will include: “In the Mood” by Glen Miller; “Oclupaca” by Duke Ellington; “Gospel John” by Jeffrey Steinberg; “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock and “Tenor Madness” by Sonny Rollins.

Soloist for the show include Samantha Hartsough (’11) singing “Cry Me A River” with the Jazz Ensemble, and Carmen Ritchie (‘11) performing as a guest flute soloist with the Percussion Ensemble.

“It will be an entertaining and exciting evening of American music performed by our Bethel College students!” says Professor of Music Reginald Klopfenstein, D. M.

For more information contact the Bethel College music department at 574.807.7575.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.