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Evangel University invites the public to attend spring musical events

Published on Apr 11, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Music Department is proud to present its spring concert series this month. All events are free, and the public is invited to attend.

Concerts include the following:

  • Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, April 12, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.
  • University Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, April 19, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Spence Chapel.
  • Choral Concert: Thursday, April 21, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

The Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra Concert is directed by Justin Stanton, Evangel’s director of bands. The concert will feature several notable pieces, including “Pharaoh’s Funk” by Erik Sherburne and “Yorkshire Ballad” by James Barnes.

The University Orchestra Concert is directed by Dr. Larry Dissmore, Evangel’s director of orchestral activities and professor of music. The concert will feature a diverse song selection, including “Praise to the Lord the Almighty” arranged by Dan Goeller and Stephen Sondheim’s “No One is Alone” from the Broadway musical “Into the Woods.”

The concert will also feature soloists Amica Bonitz and Jonathan Martin, both Evangel seniors and Music Education majors.

The Choral Concert will feature the University Choral, Evangel’s 45-member select choir, performing under the direction of Dr. Tom Matrone, chair of Evangel’s Music Department and director of choral activities. The concert will also include performances by the University Chorus and Men’s Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kevin Hawkins, and the Women’s Chamber Ensemble, also directed by Matrone.

Evangel University Department of Music

The Music Department at Evangel University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers majors in Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music: Recording Technology and Music: Worship Leadership. Each program is carefully designed to ensure that students build strong musical skills, gain professional training, and experience a wide range of musical activities.

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About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees

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