Final concert of the season

May 03, 2012

Categories: General News

The Tabor College Music Department will conclude its performing season with a three-part concert entitled Of Heaven and Earth. The performance will be held at the Hillsboro MB Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Dr. Brad Vogel, choral professor and music department chair, said that this year’s final concert will feature more variety than usual. “Traditionally Tabor has ended the performing season with a choral/instrumental work—usually a sacred oratorio,” he said. “This year, we are performing three separate works.”

The concert will begin with Mozart’s “Overture to the Magic Flute.” That will be followed with the premier of “Of Heaven and Earth,” a symphonic tone poem based on the Genesis 1 creation account. “Of Heaven and Earth” was composed by Tabor College instrumental instructor Daniel Baldwin. The concert will conclude with contemporary British composer John Rutter’s “Gloria,” which will feature the Tabor College Concert Choir with brass, percussion and organ.

“I enjoy the opportunity for the students to perform with orchestra and to perform large works that are considered choral standards,” Vogel said. Vogel invites the public, adding that the performances will offer a chance for locals to hear a quality of music not often heard in smaller communities.

“It provides a unique opportunity for our community to hear fine orchestra works and talented orchestra players,” he said.