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EMU Chamber Singers and Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir to usher in advent season on Dec. 7

Eastern Mennonite University singers will make several appearances on Sunday, Dec. 7, to mark the approaching Advent season. The Chamber Singers perform in three worship services at Harrisonburg churches, while the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir hosts its annual holiday concert on campus. Chamber Singers The Chamber Singers, led by Kenneth J. Nafziger, will ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir opens season with famed Jose-Luis Orozco at international festival

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) will be performing with renowned bilingual educator and musician Jose-Luis Orozco at Harrisonburg’s International Festival on Sept. 27 at 2:15 pm. Orozco, who ...More

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EMU’s 10 new faculty members come with outstanding credentials in seven fields

Nursing at Eastern Mennonite University – the most in-demand field of study at this university – leads the way in welcoming three new faculty members out of 11 teachers in eight specialties joining EMU for 2014-15. Music is gaining two assistant professors. The other newcomers are in political science, chemistry, social work, psychology, history and the seminary. ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir chooses EMU music grad as new artistic director

The pile of applications to fill the artistic director’s role with the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) included submissions from across the country and beyond. The person ultimately selected for the job, though, lives nearly within earshot of the choir’s rehearsal space in Eastern Mennonite University’s Martin Chapel. Janet Hostett ...More

Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Will Strut Their Stuff

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University Chorale to Offer ‘Praise’ Theme

The Eastern Mennonite University Chorale will present a sacred music program on themes of prayer and praise to the Lord 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 14, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The 29-member choir, directed by Janet Hostetter, will perform Schubert’s “Mass No. 2 in G Major.” Accompanists are John W. Fast, organ; Julianne Burkholder, Kara Glick, And ...More

University Chorale Plans Christmas Concert

The Eastern Mennonite University Chorale will present a sacred music program on the theme, "Carols for a King," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The 27-member choir, directed by Janet Hostetter, will sing Benjamin Britten’s "Ceremony of Carols" with harpist, Ya Ting Lee. They will also perform Malcolm Dalglish’s ...More