Judson University's Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Announces April Music Schedule
(Elgin, IL - April 2, 2013) Judson University's Center for Worship in the Performing Arts has announced several music concerts happening in April, which are open to the public. All events will take place on Judson's Elgin campus (1151 N. State St.).
The series will begin with a Judson Community Orchestra Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 in Herrick Chapel. Consisting of both Judson students and musicians from the community, this concert will feature Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” No. 8, as well as the powerful Symphony No. 2 in D by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The lovely “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1 by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg will round out the performance. Tickets for this event are $10 adults, and $5 for students or seniors, to be taken at the door.
The Judson Symphonic Band will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in Herrick Chapel. The Judson Symphonic Band, consisting of Judson students and musicians from the community, will play a variety of tunes, including Percy Grainger’s popular “Londonderry Air,” Wagner’s exciting “Ride of the Valkyries” and more. Tickets for this event are $10 adults, and $5 for students or seniors, to be taken at the door.
Another concert, featuring Judson's Guitar Ensemble and The Adoniram Trio, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in the Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center. Led by guitar professor Adam Huff, the Guitar Ensemble consists of several Judson students playing acoustic classical guitar. The Adoniram String Trio, comprised of music professors Joanna Newby (violin), Tara Hayes (viola) and Robert Weber (cello) will premiere an original piece composed by Judson music composition major, senior Ben Richardson. There is no admission fee for this concert.
The music season will end with the spring choir and orchestra concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 in Herrick Chapel. The Judson University Choir, under the direction of Dr. Warren Anderson, and the Judson Community Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Ernest Gross III, will join forces to present a concert of exciting music featuring Judson alumnus, pianist Huntley Brown '88. Brown is an internationally recognized and beloved musician, frequently performing with the Billy Graham Association. There is no admission fee for this event, but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Spring 2014 Judson University Choir Tour to Jamaica.