Horn and Trombone Choir Concert
Tonight, 5 p.m., Stratton Hall
BJU’s trombone and horn choirs will present a concert tonight in Stratton Hall at 5 p.m.
The horn choir, featuring 10 French horn players, will perform three contemporary pieces specifically arranged for the instrument.
The trombone choir, featuring 13 players, will play five pieces including a trombone fanfare, an arrangement of “Shenandoah” and a John Philip Sousa march.
Mr. Paul Jantz, the trombone choir director, said the concert will feature a variety of music with a mix of international pieces.
He encourages students to attend the concert to hear the beauty of the instruments and the unique sound of the choirs. “If [students have] never heard a group of French horns or a group of trombones, they need to experience that,” Mr. Jantz said.
Collegiate Choir Concert
Monday, 5 p.m., War Memorial Chapel
The Collegiate Choir will perform “Joyful Be to God,” a concert under the direction of Mr. Fred Coleman on Monday at 5 p.m. in War Memorial Chapel.
The choir’s 37 members are almost all sophomores, and they will be participating in a program that features several musical “firsts” for the campus, according to Mr. Coleman.
One of these premieres will be Bob Chilcott’s Missa ‘Cantante,’ translated as “Sing!” Mr. Coleman said the use of aleatoric singing, which is Latin for “chance,” makes the piece unique. Choir members will sing the same words but at different times, creating an almost cacophonic sound.
Mr. Coleman explained that the concert’s theme is exulting God for being Creator and Keeper.
“Give God glory for all His creative power,” he said. “There’s a reason that we can be joyful.”
Beginning Tuesday, midterm grades will be available on StudentCentral.
Thursday, 5 p.m., Lecture A
This semester’s Greek Forum will take place on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Lecture A and will feature Pastor Dan Brooks from Heritage Bible Church in Greer as the guest speaker.
Dr. Sam Schnaiter of the Bible faculty said the forum exists to highlight topics that correlate with university Greek classes and to increase students’ interest in the language. All Greek students will attend the forum, but other students are invited to come as well.