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Choir & Band Concert: European Preview

The McPherson College Choirs and Band will be touring Eastern Europe in January 2015. In preparation, the ensembles will present a European Tour Preview Concert at 4 p.m. on Nov. 23 in the college’s Brown Auditorium.

Dr. Josh Norris, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, said the concert will feature music that the choir and band will perform during the European tour. Music includes works by the great European masters, as well as a variety of American genres such as Broadway, Gospel, Ragtime and Jazz.

“The music that the band and choir has been preparing for several months includes selections that will be really familiar to many classical music fans, such as Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn,” Dr. Norris said.

“However, we’re also really excited about including music that is uniquely American. Our audiences in Europe will not have had a chance to hear American genres as much as we do. We hear this music on the street, on the radio and at church. European audiences love to hear us perform the music we’re most familiar with.”

Stops on the tour will include Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Salzburg, Austria; and Munich, Germany.

All are invited and encouraged to attend this free event.