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Evangel Symphonic Band in concert on Thursday, Feb. 19

Published on Feb 17, 2015 by Katie Haney

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Barnett Recital Hall, under the direction of Matthew Moore.

The concert is free and open to the public. The Barnett Recital Hall is just south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave.

The concert will also be live-streamed for family and friends of the university to view from a distance:

The Symphonic Band is a 40-piece ensemble open to all Evangel University students. It serves an important role for the University in that it provides the student body with the opportunity to continue their participation in a musical ensemble regardless of their major.

Matthew Moore, director of bands, also teaches the recording and music technology classes at Evangel. He is a published writer, arranger, audio engineer and producer.

“I’ve been told the music I chose for this year has been the most challenging, however, the most rewarding,” said Moore. “One work titled, ‘God’s Country’ will feature pictures and videos of national parks from around the country projected above while the band plays.”

“It’s going to be a fantastic concert, and we are excited for the students to showcase their hard work,” he added.

The band will play the following pieces:

  • Deer Path Dances, by David R. Holsinger
  • God’s Country, by Rossan Galante
  • A Childhood Hymn, arranged by David R. Holsinger
  • Invincible Eagle, by John Phillip Sousa
  • Amor De Mi Alma, by Z. Randall Stroope
  • Divertimented Dances, by David R. Holsinger

For additional information: (417) 865-2815, ext. 7212.

PHOTO BY: Lane Simmons