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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Wind Ensemble to finish semester with concert full of color and variety

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  • The Bethel College Wind Ensemble’s final concert of the fall semester will be its “big” one.The performance, which caps an afternoon and evening of music at Bethel College, takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Krehbiel Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support music education and performance at Bethel.Earlier in the day, the Bethel College Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Chorus will present their fall concerts at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel and at 4 p.m. in the Bethel College Mennonite Church sanctuary, respectively.The Wind Ensemble has been adding to its repertoire all fall. On Nov. 4, the group will play a concert filled with pieces from the children’s concert in September and the collaborative concert with Goessel High School band and the McPherson Brass earlier this month.The Nov. 4 concert will include “Mangulina” by Paul Basler, “An American Elegy” and “Wild Nights” by Frank Ticheli, “Slava!” by Leonard Bernstein, “Undertow” by John Mackey and “Symphony No. 6” by Vincent Persichetti.Timothy Shade, director, who says he tends to lean towards newer compositions, wants this concert to honor both “old” (classics) and more modern music.The concert will also showcase two student conductors: Andrew Voth, senior from Topeka, on “Mangulina” and Joel Boettger, senior from Hesston, on “Slava!”  

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