Two Bethel college musical groups will combine for a concert on the campus this weekend. 


Three highlights

1. Two-for-one

Bethel College’s two large instrumental ensembles will join together for a  concert in Memorial Hall. Adam V. Fontana, Bethel director of instrumental music, will conduct the Bethel College Wind Ensemble and the Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra.


2. Great music

On the Wind Ensemble program is “Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell)” by Hutchinson native Steven Stucky and  excerpts from the “Finale” of Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler, arranged by Jimmie Howard Reynolds.

The Philharmonia will play “Chaconne in E minor” by Dietrich Buxtehude, arranged by Philip Fink, and “Siegfried Idyll” by Richard Wagner.


3. Musicians

The concert will feature guest vocalist Soyoun Chun, soprano,  instructor of voice at Bethel.

Area students participating as part of the Wind Ensemble include flute  Jesus Martinez, Newton;  bassoon, Elizabeth Schrag, Newton; clarinets Juliana Drouhard, Hesston, Benjamin Wiens, Goessel, and Sarah Turner, North Newton; bass clarinet Reece Hiebert, Walton; French horn  Anna Wiens, Goessel; trumpets, Connor Born, North Newton, Evan Koch, North Newton, Alec Loganbill, Hesston, and Braden Unruh, Goessel; trombone Andrew Thiesen, Newton; euphonium, Nicholas Preheim, Peabody; and percussion, Shawn Bontrager, North Newton.

Area students participating as part of the  Philharmonia  are: cello, Jordan Schroeder, Newton; flute, Neil Smucker, North Newton, and Mackenzie Young, Peabody; bassoon, Elizabeth Schrag, Newton; clarinets, Juliana Drouhard, Hesston; French horn Rebecca Schrag, Newton; trumpet, Evan Koch, North Newton; trombone, Andrew Thiesen, Newton. 



WHEN: 8 p.m. March 5

WHERE: Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton.