Symphonic Band concert focuses on Christ’s return
The Northwestern College Symphonic Band will present a concert focusing on the return of Christ on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will be the final in the Symphonic Band’s trilogy; the first focused on God’s creation and the second on Christ’s life, death and resurrection. The concert will open with “Alleluia! Laudamus Te” composed by Alfred Reed, which encompasses the feel of a large chorus praising God. The ensemble will also perform “Lonely Beach” by James Barnes, depicting the Battle of Normandy, and “Apocalyptic Dreams” by David Gillingham.
“The concert is a time of praising God and of reflection upon our chaotic and sinful world,” says Dr. Angela Holt, Northwestern’s director of instrumental studies and music education. “Our desire is to engage the audience in a way that helps them see our constant hope in Christ no matter what’s going on.”
In order to prioritize the safety of the musicians and the audience members, masks will be required for the event. Physical distancing will be encouraged as families will be seated together in groups no larger than three persons.