LINDSBORG, KAN., February 22, 2012—The Bethany College Music Department will present its second annual “Spotlight on Excellence” series concert on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.
This year the spotlight will be focused on the Sterling High School band, which will perform the concert with Director of Bands Jared Chase and the Bethany College Symphonic Band. Sterling High School, under the director of Larry Brownlee, will perform several numbers including Contre Qui, Rose by Lauridsen, Carmina Burana (Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi) by Orff, Dance of the Banished by Mosier, and Symphony No. 4 by Boysen.
Following their performance, the Bethany College Chamber Winds and Symphonic Band will perform several works including Old American Songs by Aaron Copland featuring guest faculty soloists Jeffery Wall and Stephanie Gerry. The concert will end with Chase conducting both bands in a joint performance of Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdechlik.
Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu/.