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Bethel College Sinfonia to present spring concert

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College Sinfonia will present its last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 10 at Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. The performance, directed by Christopher Koch, assistant professor of music, will feature Henry Elder, adjunct professor of music, on trumpet, Don Kehrberg, former professor of music, on English horn as well as the Bethel College Concert Choir. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. The concert will include two masterworks by Mozart-the "Regina Coeli" for chorus and orchestra and his vibrant "Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major"-as well as Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" for trumpet, English horn and orchestra and Walter Piston's "Divertimento for Nine Instruments." "Regina Coeli" will feature several soloists including soprano Amber Celestin, altos Kara Janzen and Kelley O'Reilly, tenor Scott Janzen and bass Brett Klingenberg.

Koch is in his first year of teaching at Bethel College, having completed his doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Washington in 2003.

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