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Concert Band Presents Free Performance

The Bethel College Concert Band will perform its spring concert, “Musical Impressions: The British Isles,” on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

Under the direction of Ardis Faber, D. A., the Concert Band will feature wind band music of Ralph Vaughn Williams, Percy Alderidge Grainger and Ron Nelson. Concert selections include: “Children’s March and Irish Tune from County Derryby Grainger; “English Folk Song Suite, Linden Lea;” andFlourish for Wind Band”by Williams. A smattering of Renaissance dance music, “Courtly Airs and Dances”by Nelson will also be included in our program.
 
“In this music, one hears the depth of simplicity in the music of the dance and in the folk songs of England and Ireland. The playfulness found in the melodies of Grainger’s “Children’s March”lingers with those who hear it for the first time,” says Faber. “With our daily lives being filled with complexity, listening to live music is able to unravel our complex lives for a short time.” 
 
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Bethel College music department at 574.257.3393.
 
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 ofmore than 2,100includes 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.