Baylor Handbell Choir To Present Spring Concert April 1

March 25, 2004

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Handbell Choir will present its annual spring concert at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Recital Hall II, located next to the lobby of Waco Hall. The 13-member Handbell Choir performs under the direction of Dr. David W. Music, professor of church music and director of graduate studies.

The concert will open with a processional by Carl Wiltse, followed a set of five pieces under the collective title of "Hymns of the Faith." The sequence will include Hal Hopson's arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision," Music's own arrangements of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need," a medley called "America, the Beautiful New World" (comprised of "America, the Beautiful" and thematic material from Dvorák's "New World Symphony") and Cynthia Dobrinski's setting of "I Sing the Mighty Power of God."

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" will be directed by Baylor student Misty Lamb.

The program will close with a pair of light-hearted selections -- Barbara B. Kinyon's setting of the traditional "Turkey in the Straw" and the Douglas E. Wagner arrangement of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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