Bethany College honors Swedish heritage

To honor the heritage of the college, the Bethany Choir, currently celebrating its 75th Anniversary, will perform an all-Swedish concert on Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall.

Joined by the Chamber Choir and directed by Associate Professor of Music Daniel Mahraun, D.M.A., the Bethany Choir will perform works composed by August Söderman, Johan Helmich Roman (in a new performing edition by Mahraun), and Eskil Hemberg, who served as Bethany’s Pearson Distinguished Professorship in Swedish Studies in 2000. The concert will open with a motet by Hagbard Brase, founder of the Bethany Choir, and will include the Midwest premiere of the Te Deum setting by American-Swedish jazz composer Steve Dobrogosz.

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Bethany music students to present recitals

Four Bethany College music students will present recitals this month in Presser Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Trumpet performance major Daniel Spears, Conway Springs, Kan., will present his senior recital on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Spears will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Gabrieli, Herbert Clarke, Franz Joseph Haydn and Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni. He will be accompanied by Stephanie Burnelli, Genevieve Bishop and Melody Steed and joined by the Bethany Brass Ensemble.

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