The Department of Music at Hope College will present a collage concert on Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., with the live performance available for viewing online at hope.edu/live. The concert will feature the college’s major ensembles as well as selected student soloists and chamber ensembles.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person audience.
The concert will open with organist Bethany Dame performing "Te Deum" from “Trois paraphrases grégoriennes, op. 5” by Jean Langlais. The Orchestra will then perform selections from John Rutter’s “Suite for Strings,” followed by flutist Joy Gregson, accompanied by pianist Christina Krause, performing “Ballade” by Albert Perilhou.
The vocal ensemble SPERA, accompanied by pianist Anna Triezenberg, will sing “Ascribe to the Lord,” and be followed by a student string quartet performing the first movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s “String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4.”
The Jazz Ensemble, featuring saxophonists Michael Pineda and Matthew Patton, will perform Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin.” Following this is the “Trumpet Concerto in Ab major” by Alexander Arutunian, performed by Kailynn Muhr, trumpet, and accompanied by Christina Krause, piano.
Pianist Anna Triezenberg will play “Prelude op. 32, no. 5 in G Major” by Sergei Rachmaninov and oboist Lillian Droscha will play Georges Guilhaud’s “Concertino No. 1” accompanied by Christina Krause, piano.
Panayiotis Stavropoulos, tenor, accompanied by Christina Krause, piano, will sing “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Violinist Emma Hakken, accompanied by pianist Elizabeth West will perform “Liebesleid” by Fritz Kreisler.
The Wind Ensemble will perform “Seascape, Op. 53” by Ruth Gipps. Cellist Keegan Young is playing Alfredo Piatti’s “Caprice no. 1, op. 25” and pianist Gabrielle Karel will play “Sonata in A Major, K39” by Domenico Scarlatti.
Natalie Rowe, marimba, will perform “Jonathan’s Light” by Julie Davila, followed by soprano Emma Clark, accompanied by pianist Elizabeth West, singing “Vanilla Ice Cream” from “She Loves Me,” by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The Jazz Combo 1 will then play Donald Harrison’s “Keep the Faith.”
The evening will close with the Chapel Choir and College Chorus performing
“Ndikhokhele Bawo,” a traditional prayer sung in Xhosa and arranged by Lhente-Mari Pitout. The piece will feature Carlos Flores, djembe; Emily Martin, soprano; Emlin Munch, mezzo-soprano; and Gretchen Woell, mezzo-soprano.