After traveling to the Kansas City area for performances this past weekend,
the Buena Vista University Concert Choir returned to campus for rehearsals with composer Dale Grotenhuis yesterday and today before performing a Homecoming Concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 11.
Grotenhuis is a nationally recognized choral composer who spent many years as choral director at Dordt College in Sioux Center. The BVU choir commissioned a Grotenhuis piece entitled, "Kerry Dancing" for premiere on their Kansas City tour. In addition, the choir selected, "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" and "Song of Triumph."
In a free public forum at 3 p.m. today, Grotenhuis will be presenting "What Counts in Music." The event will be held in Anderson Auditorium and Grotenhuis will share the reasoning behind his composing choices, demonstrating through music and lecture with the help of the BVU choir. A reception will follow in the foyer of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum, hosted by BVUs choral department. Later in the evening, Grotenhuis will also present a free public lecture in Edson Hall at 6:30 p.m., sharing his insights on composing, publishing and selling your own music.
The BVU Concert Choir will wrap up its early March performance spree with a Homecoming Concert on Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m., at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. The concert is open to the public, free of charge.