The Covenant College music department will present a special concert in honor of the class of 2014 on May 8, 2014, in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel. The concert will feature Covenant’s many ensembles including the chamber orchestra, chorale, chamber singers, jazz and percussion ensembles, early music consort, and brass choir.
“This is an exciting time in the life of the College, and the music department is elated to contribute in celebrating all that God has accomplished in and through our graduates,” said Dr. Brandon Kreuze, chair of the music department. “We look forward to complementing the activities surrounding commencement with an evening of musical praise and thanksgiving that will showcase the gifts of our talented students. While all of our departmental ensembles have already presented their end-of-semester concerts, the Celebration Concert serves as a wonderful way to wrap up the year by bringing them back for one more evening of music and giving our seniors one last opportunity to make music on the chapel stage.”
The Covenant community, guests from surrounding areas, and friends and relatives of our graduating class will enjoy a wide variety of musical styles and pieces at the concert. From Duke Ellington to J.S. Bach, our jazz and percussion ensembles will bring upbeat and lighthearted moments to the concert. The Covenant chorale and chamber singers will present pieces ranging from Mozart, to an original work arranged by Catherine Mullins ’14. Covenant’s chamber orchestra will present pieces by Carl Maria von Weber and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto will feature senior soloist Jeremy Taylor ’14.
“The celebration concert is a neat opportunity to hear many of the music department's ensembles present the fruit of their labors,” said Jeremy. “I'm very grateful and excited to play Rachmaninoff with the orchestra under professor Kim's conducting. This piece has given me a particular challenge in learning how to never drop the forward motion of its long soaring phrases, and practicing it has been quite rewarding to me.”
The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.