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Orchestra Spotlights Student Musicians

The Eastern Mennonite University-Community Orchestra will be in concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 29, in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. The program will feature winners of an EMU student concerto competition:the senior Nathan N. (Nate) Bontrager on the Saint-Saens “Cello Concerto,” junior Kara S. Glick on the Mendelssohn “Violin Concerto” and senior Jonathan D. ...More

Bach Festival Previews June Program

Adair McConnell, minister of music at St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg, will give two talks highlighting some of the works to be performed at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival coming up June 10-17, 2007. ...More

EMU Has ‘Arts Attack’

Photo by Jim Bishop Right on the heels of Thanksgiving came an “Arts Attack” at Eastern Mennonite University. The entire week of Nov. 27-Dec. 1, small performing groups of students and faculty popped up at unex ...More

Childrens Choir Releases Seasonal Album

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir, celebrating its 15th anniversary, has released its tenth album, “Silent Night,” with guest harpist Anastasia Jellison. The compact disc, representing some gentler selections of the holiday season, features the Concert Choir (ages 11-17) with additional selections by the Treble Choir (ages ...More

Music Group to Play in Bally, Pa.

Photo by Emily Huffman A music ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University will give a public program 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at Bally Mennonite Church, 1481 Route 100. EMU students Nate Bontrager, Ka ...More

EMU to Present Mozart Masterpiece

Kenneth J. Nafziger, professor of music at EMU, will direct W.A. Mozart’s monumental “Requiem.” Photo by Jim Bishop The Eastern Mennonite University department ...More

Music Profs to Give Concert

John Fast and Joan Griffing Photo by Jim Bishop The Eastern Mennonite University department of music will present a faculty recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in Martin Chape ...More

EMU Given Top Quality Piano

Geraldine Estep Sherwood with Paulo Steinberg of EMU’s music department faculty. Dr. Steinberg played and accompanied several selections on the new Steinway piano housed i ...More

Orchestra to Honor Mozart in Concert

Joan Griffing and Paulo Steinberg of EMU music department faculty join creative forces for the Mar. 30 orchestra concert. Photo by Jim Bishop ...More

Cuddly Critters Invited to Children Choir Concerts

Teddy Bears will be invited guests when the Shenandoah Valley Childrens Choir (SVCC) presents its 12th annual Christmas concerts 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Lehman A ...More