Tabor concert is Sunday

The Tabor College Symphonic Band and Chamber Strings will perform a home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church at 300 Prairie Pointe.

The theme of the concert is “Bright Shining as the Sun,” based on lyrics from “Amazing Grace.”

“Both ensembles will play a mixture of classical and sacred music that is sure to lift the spirits and encourage the hearts of listeners,” director Larry Ediger said in a release.

The band will play a variety of pieces, including classics such as Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” arrangements of sacred songs including “A Mighty Fortress,” “Amazing Grace,” “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling,” and “Deep River.”

The Chamber Strings will perform classics including John Rutter’s “Suite for Strings,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” Claude Debussy’s “Ballet,” and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” as well as arrangements of sacred songs such as Walter S. Hartley’s “Sacred Harmonies” and George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” They will also play John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The combined ensembles will perform Brian Balmage’s “Summer Dances,” as well as “Praise to the Lord” and “Easter Song.”

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