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Youth Symphony Presents Annual Fall Concert

The 38-member Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, part of the preparatory music program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. The symphony will perform van Suppe’s ...More

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170 North American Writers Gather at EMU

Traveling almost 4,000 miles from their home in Alberta, Canada, acclaimed Canadian writer Rudy Wiebe and his wife Tena joined 170 other writers and fans of the written word at a bi-national conference on Mennonite writing held at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) March 29 to April 1, 2012. (Photos are online at emu.edu/photos/mennonites-writ ...More

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Mennonite Writing Conference Coming to EMU

Registration EXTENDED to March 23! Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will host a Mennonite writing conference and literary festival March 29-April 1. The sixth in a series of Mennonite Writing conferences in the United States and Canada, the conference comes to the East Coast of the Unite ...More

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Youth Orchestra, Children’s Choir Announce Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) and the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will present a joint concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The 33-member youth symphony, part of EMU’s Preparatory Music pro ...More

‘Bach Admirers’ to be Featured at Festival

The 15th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will spotlight composers from many cultures who were strongly influenced by the prolific German composer. The program opens Sunday, June 10 and concludes with the popular Leipzig worship service June 17. ...More

Music Festival Celebrates Bach and other ‘Bs’

Kenneth J. Nafziger conducts the Bach Festival orchestra, chorus and soloists Lesley Andrew, Heidi Kurtz, Kenneth Gayle and Daniel Lichti in performing Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor" the evening of June 18 to a full house in EMU’s Le ...More

Serenade for Strings

Photo by Jim Bishop Between 80 and 90 students in the Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music Program play variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for the finale number in a Su ...More

Youth Orchestra Serenades Spring

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 20, in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University. The 22-member Junior Strings ensemble, directed by Sharon M.D. Miller, will open the program with the third movement of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 by Bach and the "Finale& ...More