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A Musical “Trick or Treat”

A musical collection of treats will be on display as the Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra hosts a “Musical Treats and More” performance 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Families and children of all ages are invited to a concert that will feature excer ...More


Registration open for fall Musikgarten classes

Parents looking for a way to promote activities for their young children that involve movement and singing are encouraged to register them for Musikgarten classes at Eastern Mennonite University. Musikgarten classes are designed for infants up to age 7. “Our goal is to nurture children’s music aptitude by engaging them and their families in activities that promote sing ...More


EMU Group Sings Enroute to Pittsburgh Convention

“Bellaccord,” an all-male acapella ensemble of Eastern Mennonite University students, will present musical programs in six congregations in four states on a week-long tour. The group will present a repertoire of love songs, religious selections and songs of peace and justice. They will perform oldies, barbershop style, pop tunes and more. Composers/arrangers include Dick Sharo ...More

Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir

Children’s Choir Spring Concert at JMU’s Forbes Center April 9 and 10

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) within the music department at Eastern Mennonite University is excited to partner with the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University for its annual spring concert April 9-10. The family-friendly concert is a first-time collaboration between the acclaimed SVCC and the award-w ...More


EMU Choir Offers Breath of Spring Aire

The Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Singers, a select student choir, will present its spring concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 17, at Park View Mennonite Church, N. College Ave., Harrisonburg. The 34-voice choir, directed by Dr. Kenneth Nafziger, professor of music, will sing music from their spring break tour through the Midwest along with “Misa Criolla” a setting of the mass ...More

Selah Shank and Leah Risser

EMU Students Set Joint Recital

Two Eastern Mennonite University seniors will present a joint voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Selah Shenk, a music major from Newport News, Va., and Leah Risser, a liberal arts major from Greencastle, Pa., will perform solos and duets on the theme, “Live, Laugh, Love.” Their program will draw from a Spanish, classica ...More


EMU Senior to Give Organ Recital

Maria J. Zehr, a senior music education and elementary education major from Orrville, Ohio, will present a solo organ recital 5:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 8,  in Lehman Auditorium in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Ms. Zehr’s program will take a musical journey through the church calendar – Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter. Her repertoire includes selections by Dieteric ...More

Steve Kniss

EMU Senior Presents Voice Recital

Stephen C. (Steve) Kniss, an Eastern Mennonite University senior music performance and digital media major from Harrisonburg, will give a voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2, in Martin Chapel at EMU. Kniss, a baritone, will perform Italian arias by Mozart and Puccini, Brahms’ “Four Serious Songs” and Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel,” a nine-pie ...More

Perry Maddox and Joseph Roth

Young Musicians to Display Their Talents

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings Ensemble and several smaller music groups will perform in concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 27, in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University. Four members of the Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra who have formed a string quartet will open the concert with selections by Tchaikovsky and Anderson. The Junior Strings ensemble, ...More


EMU Orchestra Offers ‘Fantastique’ Performance

The Eastern Mennonite University orchestra will be in concert 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 31 in Lehman Auditorium at EMU. Dr. Joan Griffing, professor of music, and senior music student Ben Bergey will share conducting responsibilities in Hector Berlioz’ famous “Symphonie Fantastique,” in which the composer vividly portrays his obsession with his beloved through musi ...More