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Encore, EMU’s music alumni group, brings together faculty, students and alumni for fundraising recital

Encore, an alumni group dedicated to supporting the work of Eastern Mennonite University’s music department, will host a recital Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel, located in the Seminary building. Performers include faculty, students and alumni. The concert is dedicated to President Loren Swartzendruber, ...More

Concertgoers Pack Out 18th Annual Bach Festival

The near-capacity crowds that filled Lehman Auditorium were treated to the soaring harmonies that filled the air at the 18th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. Versatile musician John McCutcheon com ...More

EMU Chamber Singers ‘Remember Forward’

The 2009-10 EMU Chamber Singers The EMU Chamber Singers will welcome the Advent-Christmas season with a concert on the theme, “Remember Forward,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The 33-memb ...More

Musical ‘Gala’ Concert Set for Saturday, Nov. 21

There’s something to suit just about every musical taste in a fall musical ‘gala’ coming up at EMU. The EMU Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra will share their musical gifts as part of this fall’s musical ‘gala. ...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

Chamber Singers to Participate in ‘EvenSong’ Service

The EMU Chamber Singers will participate in a Choral EvenSong 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 660 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg. EMU Chamber Singers during the November Music Gala celebratory concert that in ...More

Theater, Reunions Headline Homecoming Weekend

A symposium on Amish forgiveness and a new theater work by Ted and Trent will highlight homecoming and parents weekend, Oct. 10-12, 2008. "WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?", is a musical comedy written by and starring Ted Swartz ’89 and Trent Wagler ’02, and directed by Ingrid De Sanctis ’88). The play, with guest artist Jay Lapp ...More

EMU Gearing Up for New School Year

The calendar indicates it’s still summer, and EMU is warming up for the start of the 2008 fall semester. The annual faculty-staff conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13-14, on the theme, “You’re invited: Experiencing Hospitality,” exploring ways that EMU seeks to be “an inviting community” as it prepares students to serve and lead in a ...More

Festival Strings Along Music Aficionados

Among the gifts offered to those attending the 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival were visible enthusiasm among participating musicians as they re-created and interpreted selections by some of the world’s most beloved composers. ...More

Chamber Singers to Perform at Park View

EMU Chamber Singers. Photo by Jim Bishop The Chamber Singers, a select student choir at EMU, will present its annual spring program of worship in music 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 20, at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 N. College Ave. The 34-member choir, dir ...More