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Chamber Singers to Spend Spring Break in Song

EMU Chamber Singers Photo by Jim Bishop The Chamber Singers, a select student choir at EMU, will give programs of worship in music at nine locations in three states states during the school’s mid-semester break. The 34-member choir, directed by ...More

EMU Celebrates Cross-Cultural Anniversary

EMU paused to quietly celebrate 25 years of “life-changing experiences” in a chapel service Wednesday, Nov. 14. Several EMU faculty members who helped to shape the school’s cross-cultural study program reflected on the vision and process that led to the university formally making cross-cultural study, either stateside or abroad, a require ...More

Homecoming Theme Centers on 90th Anniversary

More than a thousand EMU alumni and parents of students are expected to join in remembering the past and looking to the future at homecoming and family weekend Oct. 12-14, 2007. EMU, founded in 1917, is celebrating its 90th anniversary year, and weekend activities will focus on the theme, "Celebrate the Vision." A " ...More

EMU Gearing Up for New School Year

Even as the calendar and the temperatures indicate it’s still summer, EMU is gearing up for the start of the 2007 fall semester. The annual faculty-staff conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15-16, will explore the question, "What does it mean to ‘walk humbly with God,’" lifted from the university’s mission statement based on Micah 6:8. ...More

Lift Every Voice and Sing

The words of the song flowed easily from the mouth of Ken Nafziger, a Mennonite music professor leading a selection of a cappella spirituals at Pepperdine University on a recent weekday morning. Read more… ...More

Festival Keeps People Coming Bach for More

It’s been 15 years of “great music-making” at Eastern Mennonite University with no letup in sight. The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, with Kenneth J. Nafziger as artistic director and conductor, continued its tradition of artistic excellence by offering unparalleled classical music concerts with the highest caliber of musicians. This year’s theme, “Bach ...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

Bach Festival Works to be Highlighted

Adair McConnell Adair McConnell, minister of music at St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg, will give a talk highlighting several works to be performed at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, June 10-17. The lecture ...More

Bach Festival Features International Artist

Janina Fialkowska, pianist She thought she’d never play two-hand piano again. But she is, perhaps with greater virtuosity than before. Internationally-acclaimed Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska will return to the Lehman Auditorium ...More

They Just Keep On Coming

EMU senior Mark Risser, 22, of Orrville, Ohio, sings at the university’s coffee shop, the Common Grounds, Monday night. Risser is one of 21 members of his family to attend EMU. Most were involved in music. P ...More