Spring concert Sunday, May 12

May 06, 2013

Categories: General News

The Tabor College choirs will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The public is invited to attend. In this year’s spring performance the women of the Concert Choir and Concerto Bella Voce women’s chorale will join together to perform Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, a work accompanied by harp. Janie Brokenicky, assistant professor of choral music, will direct the choir and Jane Hyde, harpist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, will accompany. Holly Swartzendruber, voice professor for Tabor, will be a featured soloist and will also perform a duet with senior Jessica Coldwell.

The men of the Concert Choir will be joined by ten recent choir alums to present five hymn settings by Mennonite composer J. Harold Moyer.

Two current Tabor students will be featured instrumentalists: junior Benjamin Wiens on oboe and freshman Kirsten Neufeld on horn. Several Tabor alums will be featured as well including Ralph Vogel on tuba and Steve Hanneman and Paul Epp on trumpet. Also featured will be adjunct instructors Howard Glanton on guitar, Stephen Vincent on organ and piano and Brian Postier on trombone. Daniel Baldwin, director of bands and orchestra, will also be a featured trombonist.

“With Ms. Brokenicky on staff and the opportunity to feature our choirs as separate men’s and women’s choruses, we decided to perform works that highlighted literature written specifically for the separate voices,” Vogel said.

“It provides an opportunity for both of us to conduct at the concert and to work with voices for which we are specialists.”