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Annual gala concert ushers in winter season

The Eastern Mennonite University music department will be celebrating the start of the winter season by holding the annual gala concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 inside Lehman Auditorium at EMU. The hour-and-a-half-long show will feature a wide variety of music, showcasing the diverse talents of EMU’s music department, including the ...More

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Concert to Feature Works of Alice Parker

A March 29 concert by Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Orchestra and Chamber Singers will feature the works of one of the preeminent composers of church hymns. Alice Parker, an American composer, arranger and conductor who has over a dozen recordings will be in attendance along with American poet Jean Janzen during the opening night of “That Sturdy Vine” at 8 p.m., ...More

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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

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EMU Music Professor to Present Voice Recital

An Eastern Mennonite University music faculty member will give a voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. James K. Richardson, a baritone, will perform Bach’s “Cantata No. 203, “Six lieder for baritone, violin and piano” by Spohr and American f ...More

Faculty Artist Series Features Musica Harmonia on Sept. 18

EMU’s faculty artist series will present an evening of chamber music by “Musica Harmonia,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Musica Harmonia Group members are ...More

March 25 Orchestra/Wind Ensemble Concert Features ‘Music from Film’

The EMU orchestra and the EMU wind ensemble will present a joint concert on the theme, “Music from Film,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 25 in Lehman Auditorium at EMU. The EMU wind ensemble will combine its talents with the EMU orchestra in performing music from major motion pictu ...More

Music department hosts Sept. 19 concert to dedicate Steinway

The EMU music department is pleased to present a gift of classical music on a classic instrument that is also a gift to the music program. A dedicatory concert in honor of a Steinway piano recently gifted to the department by Bob Gillette of Suffolk, Va., and refurbished by a gift from Mrs. Geraldine Sherwood of Fairfax, Va., will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 ...More

Bach Festival combines serious and casual, sobering and hopeful

Fanfares and flip-flops. Handel’s massive story of Samson and two short works written within the past year. A call to hope arising from the ashes of New York’s World Trade Center. The 17th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University combined serious music with casual dress, Baroque masterworks with contemporary compositions and ...More

SVCC Spring Concert Features Finale Dinner, Auction

SVCC Chorister The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir spring concerts, featuring all three performing choirs and guest performers, will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 28 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 29, 3 p.m. at Harrisonburg High School. New this year is the spr ...More

Community Orchestra to Perform on March 19

EMU community orchestra The EMU community orchestra will present a concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 19, in Lehman Auditorium. The program will feature EMU’s concerto/aria competition winners – Wieniawski "Violin Concerto in D Minor," B ...More