Chamber Orchestra Presents Free Concert

The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert to the community on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. 

Repertoire for this year’s program includes J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, featuring senior Carmen Ritchie as flute soloist, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s popular Trumpet Concerto, with junior Joshua Klopfenstein as soloist. Also by Haydn will be a movement of his Symphony No. 101, “The Clock.” The orchestra will also perform Edward Elgar’s celebrated “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1,” as well as Leroy Anderson’s delightful miniatures “The Syncopated Clock” and “Plink, Plank, Plunk.”

A different type of miniature will be a movement from Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, played by three members of the orchestra.

Senior Caitlin Eicher will take on the role as new concertmaster and the orchestra will be conducted by assistant professor of music, Vicky Warkentien, D.D.M.

For more information, contact the 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.