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Evangel University Symphonic Band, Orchestra & Sinfonia present a joint concert on Nov. 12

Published on Nov 6, 2020 by Paul K. Logsdon


Joint concert is free and open to the public!

The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia, with director Dr. Larry Dissmore (back right corner).


SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Evangel University Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Spence Chapel Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public. The Spence Chapel is located just south of the main entrance to Evangel University at 1111 N. Glenstone Ave.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required, and social distancing protocols will be observed.


The joint concert

Director Matthew Moore.

• The Symphonic Band will open the program with “Windsprints” by Richard L. Saucedo, followed by “Aces: For Those Who Command the Skies” written by the popular Robert W. Smith.

Next will be Samuel R. Hazo’s “Southern Hymn” with warm, textured, Bach chorale-like voicing and a singable melody.

John William’s “Princess Leia’s Theme” from Star Wars: A New Hope is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Closing, the band will perform the fourth movement of The Soul Has Many Motions (The Ringmaster’s March) by John Mackey with a boisterous, rambunctious circus march-style piece and a great way to close the first half of the concert!

The Evangel Symphonic Band is under the direction of Matthew Moore.

Director Larry Dissmore.

• The Evangel Sinfonia will perform next with two hymn settings by acclaimed arranger, Dan Goeller. Written in a style worthy of the cinema, Goeller’s arrangement of “This is My Father’s World” effectively captures creation’s beauty and grandeur.

For the second hymn setting, “Higher Ground,” Goeller has used a Celtic style giving solos to the violin (Natalie Slater, junior) and the piccolo (Kaelei Atkins, junior).

• The University Orchestra will begin its portion of the program with Danse Negre by the celebrated Afro-English composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

The Orchestra will follow this three movements from Edvard Grieg’s popular Peer Gynt Suites—the final movement of which is lively “From the Hall of the Mountain King.”

Finally, the Orchestra will conclude the concert with Ron Nelson’s exhuberant  Jubilee.

The Sinfonia and University Orchestra are directed by Dr. Larry Dissmore.


The Department of Music

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, recording technology and 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.

The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.

For more information, contact Dr. Dissmore at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7214.

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 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.