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Piano extravaganza features sacred music

Tabor College students, faculty members, and alums from the past decades will perform hymns and sacred music of the church at the Centennial Piano Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in the chapel auditorium.

The concert will feature the piano in an ensemble role, said Dr. Sheila Litke, associate profession of piano and pedagogy. There will be piano duets, piano duos, and piano quartets.

“It will be a very enjoyable concert because we play music that is not generally heard in a standard piano concert,” she said.

The musical theme for this year’s program, “Hymns & Sacred Music of the Church,” reflects the Christian roots and mission of the college which was founded in 1908 by Mennonite Brethren Church.

Among the pieces to be performed include “All Hail the Power of Jesus,” “Name,” “Amazing Grace,” “The Lord is My Shepherd,” “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” “Joyful We Adore Thee,” “When Morning Gilds the Sky,” and “Revive Us Again.”

Litke also invited alumni and faculty keyboardists to perform.

They include Litkey, Dr. Bradley Vogel, Dr. Bruce Heyen, Brenda Jordan, Beverly Ricahrds, Lillian Harms, Sandra Boyd, Mike Rempel, Julia Jost, Traci Hutchinson, Deborah Toews, Julie Warkentin, Velma Tyson, Jesse Warkentin, and Jennifer Epp.

Current keyboard students performing in the concert are Alana Settle, Andrea Kuntz, Will Friesen, Janae Rempel, Meghann Eblen, Brandon Voth, Julie Wiens, Emily Olson, Stephanie Wiens, and Naomi Toews.

The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

Last modified Oct. 22, 2008

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