NWC orchestra and choir to perform concert

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Northwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Chorus will perform in concert on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Northwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will perform a concert Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Orchestra, directed by Chad Hutchinson, lecturer in music, will present a variety of music. The program will include “La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture” by Gioachino Rossini, “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel and “Valse Triste” by Jean Sibelius. “I really tried to provide a wide variety of pieces for the students to explore,” explains Hutchinson. “Very few students have been exposed to the work of Rossini or Stravinsky. These two composers, while very different in approach, have music that all college students should be exposed to in their four-year education.”

The Women’s Choir, also under the direction of Hutchinson, will perform numerous faith-based pieces, including Daniel Gawthrop’s “Sing Me to Heaven,” Andrea Gabrieli’s “Crucifixus,” David Hamilton’s “Alleluia,” Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” arranged by Ken Berg. “I picked a set of pieces based off of texts traditionally done during Holy Week,” says Hutchinson. The choir will also perform “Now is the Month of Maying” by Thomas Morely and “Bumble Bee” by Anders Edenroth.

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