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Bethel College student organist to present recital on two organs

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Christopher Shaw will present an organ recital at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21. The recital will be played on organs in two locations on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Shaw will play the Dobson organ in the Administration Building Chapel for the first part of the recital and conclude the program on the Moeller organ in Bethel College Mennonite Church. Admission is free and open to the public. The program will include J.S. Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" plus selections by Couperin, Barber, Franck and Vierne.

Singers for Couperin's "Gloria" from Mass of the Convents will be Bethel College students Michael Ducett, Chris Janzen, Brett Klingenberg, Reid Kaufmann and Jonathan Wiebe and also Bethel music professor William Eash.

The organ in the Administration Building Chapel is a two-manual and pedal mechanical-action instrument which was built in 1984 by the Dobson Organ Company. The church organ is an electric-pneumatic instrument that the Moeller Company built in 1952.

Son of Mike and Bonnie Shaw of Peabody and a 2000 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, Christopher Shaw is a junior music education major at Bethel College where he is a student of organ instructor Roseann Penner Kaufman.

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.