Band to present touring concert in Christ Chapel

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Northwestern College’s Symphonic Band will perform their touring concert in Christ Chapel on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.

The ensemble will perform eight musical pieces. Among them is Sanctuary, by Frank Ticheli, a composition that musically expresses rest, solitude and protection. Exultate, by Samuel Hazo, is an energetic piece that is a technical showcase for the band, says conductor Dr. Timothy McGarvey, professor of music.

The concert will conclude with The Red Machine by Peter Graham. The piece was written for a London-based regimental band called the Cold Stream Guard, the official band for the changing of the royal guard. Listeners will hear strains of A Mighty Fortress is Our God.

The 53-member Symphonic Band has performed across the U.S. and in Central and South America. Band members are performing and participating in community service in the Pacific Northwest March 5–15.

Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041