Judson University Invites Community to November and December Music Concerts
(Elgin, IL – November 6, 2013) Judson University's Center for Worship in the Performing Arts invites the community to enjoy upcoming music events in November and December, performed by Judson's talented music ensembles. All events will be held on Judson's Elgin campus (1151 N. State St.)
Several of Judson's music students will be performing in upcoming recitals, which are open to the public and free of charge. Composition majors Kelsey Stremplewski and Ben Richardson will be premiering new works featuring a variety of musicians and musical styles on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. On Friday evening, November 22 at 7 p.m., the Judson Guitar Ensemble will perform acoustic guitar selections. This unique group is composed of five Judson students and Judson’s guitar professor, Adam Huff. Piano Performance Certificate student Guihua Cui, from China, will perform classical piano works at her recital on Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m. Completing this semester’s recital offerings, Worship Arts majors Scott Bunn and Jake Cartmell will perform in a joint vocal recital on Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. All student recitals, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of Judson's Alice and Edward Thompson Center.
The Judson Civic Orchestra will perform its fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 in Herrick Chapel. The concert will feature works of Bach, Beethoven and Alexander Borodin. The Judson Civic Orchestra is comprised of both Judson students and professional and amateur musicians within the Judson community, under the batons of conductors James Franklin and Joanna Newby. Visit the Judson Civic Orchestra website at www.judsoncivicorchestra.org for further information about the orchestra, how to become a member and future performances. This event is free and open to the public.
To conclude the fall music season, the Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will host a Christmas Concert of Worship at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 in Herrick Chapel. The first half of this concert will feature Judson's performance ensembles. Following an intermission, The Brilliance, a worship duo featuring David Gungor and John Arndt, will join the Judson University Choir and the Judson Civic Orchestra for a 45-minute, three-part reflection on Advent, combining new and old music, as well as congregational participation. This event is free and open to the public. A good-will offering will be taken.