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Choir and Instrumental Concerts

Hardly a week goes by at BJU without a chance to attend some quality, enjoyable concerts. Among other things, you can enjoy great classics, marches and music from around the world. Check out the schedule below to see when our various choirs, bands, and orchestras will be performing this semester.

Chorale

Oct 31 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Identical performances at 6:30 & 8 p.m.

The Chorale, under the direction of Warren Cook, presents its annual fall concert. The 50-voice choir will delight and inspire audiences with two identical performances. Free tickets are available at Programs & Productions and in the Gustafson Fine Arts Center Music Library.

Oct 31
6:30 p.m.

– 7:30 p.m.

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Sacred Concert

Nov 4 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

This service will feature a program by the University Symphonic Wind Band and a challenge by Dr. Steve Pettit.

Nov 4
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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HS Festival Honors Concert

Nov 5 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

Winners of several solo and ensemble contests will be presented.

Nov 5
6:30 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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HS Festival Concert

Nov 6 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

A gala concert is presented, featuring winning ensembles and soloists from BJU’s annual High School Festival in addition to performances by the festival band, string orchestra and honors chorus.

Nov 6
7:00 p.m.

– 9:00 p.m.

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University Singers

Nov 13 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy an inspiring program of wondrous choral music performed by the University Singers, BJU’s 80-voice, all-freshman choir under the direction of Eliezer Yanson Jr.

Nov 13
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Lyric Choir

Nov 20 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

BJU's Lyric Choir performs a program designed to highlight beautiful music for women's chorus.

Nov 20
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Concert Band

Nov 21 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

“Imagination” is the theme as the University's Concert Band performs musical descriptions of non-musical life. This concert includes Anthony Iannaccone’s After a Gentle Rain and the fanciful A Symphony of Fables by Julie Giroux.

Nov 21
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Chamber Singers

Dec 5 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Dec 5
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Symphonic Wind Band

Dec 5 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

"The name of Kenneth Tse has become synonymous with excellence of the first order when it comes to playing the saxophone."—Saxophone Journal. He has been called “a brilliant saxophonist, worthy of any stage in the world.” It will be our privilege to have internationally known saxophone artist Kenneth Tse join Dan Turner and the Symphonic Wind Band in a concert of brilliant saxophone music! Tse is professor of saxophone at the University of Iowa and president of the International Saxophone Congress, and has a solo career that has taken him to five continents of the world. His performance will include a concerto for saxophone and winds by David DeBoor Canfield and several lighter numbers. The Wind Band will also usher in the festive season with Christmas favorites.

Dec 5
7:30 p.m.

– 9:00 p.m.

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Symphonic Wind Band

Feb 20 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The Symphonic Wind Band, under the direction of Dan Turner, will present great European wind works, including music by Martin Ellerby, Alfred Reed and Johan de Meij.

Feb 20
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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Handbell Choirs

Mar 20 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

The Univerity’s Handbell Choirs will present an exciting recital of music that is sure to show off the unique sounds of the handbell.

Mar 20
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Faculty Wind Quintet

Mar 20 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The University’s resident Wind Quintet features works for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. The program includes masterworks for this medium as well as original works and transcriptions of a lighter character.

Mar 20
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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Concert Band

Mar 24 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Join the Concert Band in comfortable Stratton Hall for its Tuesday afternoon concert, a Bible Conference tradition.

Mar 24
3:30 p.m.

– 4:30 p.m.

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Foundation Brass & Friends

Mar 26 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Student Center Mall

The University’s brass faculty and friends join in this informal outdoor setting to present an exciting concert of rich, brilliant brass, featuring music popularized by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.

Mar 26
11:30 a.m.

– 12:00 p.m.

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Cello Choir

Apr 1 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The University's Cello Choir presents an evening of chamber music for small and large cello ensembles.

Apr 1
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Percussion Ensemble

Apr 3 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the University’s Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Rob Schoolfield.

Apr 3
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Brass Chamber Groups

Apr 8 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Brass students perform literature written for brass quartets and quintets.

Apr 8
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Chamber Harp Ensemble

Apr 10 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy the rare and beautiful sound of a dozen or more harps from the Chamber Harp Ensemble directed by Emily Waggoner.

Apr 10
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Opus 6

Apr 11 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Opus 6, the official vocal performance ensemble of the Bob Jones University Voice Department, is comprised of six singers—two sopranos, one alto, one tenor and two basses. This April recital will feature vocal music down through the ages with the ensemble in various combinations, from solos up to the complete ensemble.

Apr 11
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Concert Choir

Apr 17 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Join the Concert Choir, one of two upperclassman choirs at BJU, as they perform an exciting spring concert in the beautiful War Memorial Chapel.

Apr 17
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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Symphonic Wind Band

Apr 18 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The Symphonic Wind Band will honor America with music that celebrates America and her greatness. “Lest We Forget” will feature the music of Robert Jager, Col. John Bourgeois and of course, John Philip Sousa.

Apr 18
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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University Singers

Apr 22 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy an inspiring program of wondrous choral music performed by the University Singers, BJU's 80-voice, all-freshman choir under the direction of Eliezer Yanson Jr.

Apr 22
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Concert Band

Apr 24 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Join the Concert Band in Stratton Hall for “Vacations”—music reminiscent of some happy “down time.” Sousa’s Tales of a Traveler and Yosemite Autumn by Mark Camphouse are featured.

Apr 24
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Chorale

Apr 24 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Known for its beautiful a cappella singing, the 50-voice choir (under the direction of Warren Cook) delights audiences once again with two identical performances. Free tickets are available at Programs & Productions and in the Gustafson Fine Arts Center Music Library.

Apr 24
6:30 p.m.

– 7:30 p.m.

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Chorale

Apr 24 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Known for its beautiful a cappella singing, the 50-voice choir (under the direction of Warren Cook) delights audiences once again with two identical performances. Free tickets are available at Programs & Productions and in the Gustafson Fine Arts Center Music Library.

Apr 24
8:00 p.m.

– 9:00 p.m.

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BJU Symphony Orchestra

Apr 25 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The University’s Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Spring Gala concert featuring the winner of the 2015 BJU Concert/Aria Competition. Michael W. Moore, director.

Apr 25
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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Chamber String Orchestra

Apr 27 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy an afternoon concert of beautiful chamber string music.

Apr 27
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Music Contest Finals

Apr 27 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Open music contests are held each year among university students. The three finalists in each contest present their pieces in public performance. This program features finalists in men's and women's voice, woodwinds and bowed strings.

Apr 27
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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Collegiate Choir

Apr 28 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The Collegiate Choir, under the direction of Fred Coleman, will perform an exciting program of standard choral literature.

Apr 28
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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Music Contest Finals

Apr 28 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Open music contests are held each year among university students. The three finalists in each contest present their pieces in public performance. This program features finalists from the piano, brass and plucked string contests and the winner from the composition contest.

Apr 28
7:00 p.m.

– 8:00 p.m.

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Lyric Choir

Apr 30 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Experience the fresh and inspiring performance of BJU’s women’s choir, under the direction of Eliezer Yanson Jr.

Apr 30
5:00 p.m.

– 6:00 p.m.

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