The A cappella Choir of Northwestern College, Orange City, will perform at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, and the community is invited.
The enriching and enjoyable concert will include a variety of music styles, drawn from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. The variety of languages and styles include both the serious and the humorous.
The first section includes a work for chorus, piano and percussion by Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus. Section two features multicultural works by the choir and the 28-voice Heritage Singers chamber choir, including a song about Brazilian jungle animals, a Thai children's train song, and a song comprised entirely of clock sounds. The concert will close with spirituals and hymns like "Take My Hand" and "Beautiful Savior."
Dr. Juyeon Kang, a music professor at Northwestern College, will perform a piano solo as part of the concert. Northwestern's A cappella Choir has performed across North America and abroad in Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland. Music professor Dr. Thomas Holm conducts the 67-member ensemble.
Northwestern College's music program is internationally known, including being noted as a "quality department at a quality college" by "Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges."
The department offers majors in music, music education and music ministry.
Summit Church celebrates 10 years of ministry in 2005, offering heart-felt worship, practical biblical teaching, a caring community, a dynamic youth program, and opportunities for all ages. Summit Church is located at 1000 South Main Street in Alta. For more information see www.summitefc.com or call 200-2200.