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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.

Some concerts are available to stream at music.bju.edu/live.

Gingery/Mack Scholarship Fund Benefit Recital: Isaac Greene

Oct 7 4:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Join Dr. Isaac Greene, newly appointed assistant professor, for an afternoon of classical guitar music. He will present works by Johann Sebastian Bach paired with modern and contemporary pieces to highlight the influence of the past on today's music.

This concert seeks to raise funds for the Gingery-Mack Scholarships, providing music scholarships to promising young Christian musicians at BJU.

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Oct 7
4:00 p.m.

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University String Orchestra

Oct 10 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The String Orchestra presents “Sounds Italian,” conducted by Yuriy Leonovich. The program will include famous musical hoaxes and heavy revisions, including Cassadó’s Toccata (once known under Frescobaldi’s name), Boccherini’s Cello Concerto, and three movements by Corelli.

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Oct 10
5:30 p.m.

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Trumpet Choir & Tuba-Euphonium Choir

Oct 12 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy the first of two recitals from the brass program this week as the University’s Trumpet Choir and Tuba-Euphonium Choir present beautiful and varied repertoire for their ensembles.

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Oct 12
5:30 p.m.

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Trombone Choir & Horn Choir

Oct 13 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

The unique sounds of the University’s Trombone Choir and Horn Choir are featured in this second brass ensemble recital of the year.

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Oct 13
7:00 p.m.

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Flute Choir

Oct 26 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The Flute Choir, directed by Esther Waite, presents an eclectic program of music written and arranged for the flute family.

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Oct 26
5:30 p.m.

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Chorale

Oct 28 6:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The University Chorale, known for tonal beauty and inspiring performance under director Andrew Huish, presents the annual fall concert in the War Memorial Chapel.

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Oct 28
6:30 p.m.

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Chorale

Oct 28 8:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The University Chorale, known for tonal beauty and inspiring performance under director Andrew Huish, presents the annual fall concert in the War Memorial Chapel.

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Oct 28
8:00 p.m.

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Concert Choir

Nov 11 7:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The choral artistry of the BJU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Fred R. Coleman, is intended to nurture spiritual reflection in the hearts and minds of both the performers and the audience.

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Nov 11
7:00 p.m.

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University String Orchestra

Nov 14 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The String Orchestra, conducted by Yuriy Leonovich, presents, “10-Year Celebration.” Enjoy Bach's Suite for flute and strings with Esther Waite, as well as a new work by Yuriy Leonovich to celebrate his 10 years with the String Orchestra.

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Nov 14
5:30 p.m.

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University Symphony Orchestra & Combined Choirs

Dec 2 7:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

“The Wonder of Christmas,” The BJU Combined Choirs and Symphony Orchestra present a festive program to delight the young and young at heart. Free admission, no ticket required.

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Dec 2
7:30 p.m.

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University Singers

Dec 3 5:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

University Singers, BJU’s freshman choir of 100 students, present an evening of new and familiar Christmas music that will cheer your spirit and warm your heart. With beauty and passion, they sing of the Christ Child whom we celebrate.

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Dec 3
5:00 p.m.

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Lyric Choir

Dec 7 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Join the Lyric Choir for a Christmastime celebration! Enjoy traditional and new carols and ring in the most wonderful time of the year!

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Dec 7
5:30 p.m.

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University Symphonic Wind Band:

Dec 8 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

Join the BJU Symphonic Wind Band for this tradition which blends seasonal favorites with classic repertoire by Giannini and Vaughn Williams.

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Dec 8
7:00 p.m.

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Handbell Choir

Dec 10 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

It is Christmas time, and the handbell choir will present a wide variety of Christmas music from sacred to secular. You will experience the joy and spirit of Christmas.

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Dec 10
7:00 p.m.

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University Symphony Orchestra: Concerto/Aria Showcase

Jan 28 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

Featuring the winners of the 2022 Concerto/Aria Competition in concert with the University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Moore.

Free admission, no ticket required.

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Jan 28
7:00 p.m.

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Faculty Strings

Feb 3 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy an evening of chamber music with our string faculty. The program will include cello duets, and a piano trio.

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Feb 3
7:00 p.m.

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Symphonic Wind Band: Children’s Demonstration Concert

Feb 10 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

This concert is geared for your young family or for anyone still young at heart. We’ll describe and demonstrate how the instruments of the band work and sound through the solo performances of our own BJU Wind Band members.

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Feb 10
7:00 p.m.

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String Orchestra

Feb 27 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The String Orchestra, conducted by Yuriy Leonovich, presents “Classics for Strings.” Enjoy the music that made you fall in love with the sound of the string orchestra. The program will feature violinist Brandon Ironside on Vivaldi’s Winter.

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Feb 27
5:30 p.m.

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Flute Ensembles

Mar 15 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Featuring a variety of small ensembles, the Woodwind Department presents its spring concert under the direction of Esther Waite.

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Mar 15
5:30 p.m.

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Cello Choir

Mar 29 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The Cello Choir presents their spring concert under the direction of Yuriy Leonovich. The program will feature soprano Emma Smoker on Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos.

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Mar 29
5:30 p.m.

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Percussion Ensemble

Mar 31 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Come enjoy the exciting sounds of the University’s Percussion Ensemble under the direction of David Townsend.

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Mar 31
5:30 p.m.

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Handbell Choirs

Apr 3 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

The Handbell Choir is excited to present their spring concert featuring a delightful variety of handbell music favorites.

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Apr 3
5:30 p.m.

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Chamber Harp Ensemble

Apr 5 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of harps as the Chamber Harp Ensemble directed by Emily Waggoner presents their spring concert.

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Apr 5
5:30 p.m.

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Symphonic Wind Band: Night & Day

Apr 14 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

“Night and Day” – each brings calm and quiet, activity and bustle. The music of Ola Gjielo, Carolyn Bremer, and Frank Ticheli bring these images to life in this colorful year-end concert.

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Apr 14
7:00 p.m.

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Annual University Music Contests Showcase

Apr 17 7:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Open music contests are held each year among university students. The winners in each contest showcase their pieces in this public performance. This competition features winners in keyboard, voice, woodwinds, bowed strings, harp and brass.

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Apr 17
7:00 p.m.

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University Singers

Apr 19 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Be inspired and delighted by the acclaimed University Singers as they perform a varied selection of choral music. The energy and passion of the Freshman choir of nearly 100 singers never disappoint!

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Apr 19
5:30 p.m.

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Chorale

Apr 21 6:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Director Andrew Huish and the BJU Chorale presents their much anticipated and delightful spring concert in the War Memorial Chapel.

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Apr 21
6:30 p.m.

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Chorale

Apr 21 8:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Director Andrew Huish and the BJU Chorale presents their much anticipated and delightful spring concert in the War Memorial Chapel.

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Apr 21
8:00 p.m.

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String Orchestra

Apr 24 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The String Orchestra, under the direction of Yuriy Leonovich, presents “At the Theater.” Enjoy music from the movies and from the ballet.

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Apr 24
5:30 p.m.

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Concert Choir

Apr 25 7:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Believing that “things learned in song are remembered long,” Dr. Fred R. Coleman directs the BJU Concert Choir in pairing nuanced choral expression with timeless biblical truths.

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Apr 25
7:00 p.m.

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Lyric Choir

Apr 27 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Join the Lyric Choir in a celebration of Spring. Songs that lift the heart and mind with the wonder of Creation.

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Apr 27
5:30 p.m.

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University Symphony Orchestra: Postcards from Italy

Apr 27 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The University Symphony Orchestra presents Mendelssohn’s vibrant “Italian” Symphony and other works inspired by the Beautiful Country in collaboration with guitar professor Isaac Greene. Michael Moore, conductor.

Free admission, no ticket required.

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Apr 27
7:00 p.m.

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