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Chamber Orchestra to feature Bach, Haydn in first concert of year

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Shade, will give its first concert of the school year Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support music studies and programs at Bethel College.

On the program are Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach and Symphony No. 94 ("Surprise") by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Chamber Orchestra personnel are: first violins, Rachel Voran, Newton, Leah Clark, Manhattan, Erin Mayhue, North Newton, and Carrie Schulz, Newton; second violins, Elizabeth Akins, Topeka, Mycah Westhoff, Newton, Lupita Gonzalez, Newton, Sarah Harrington and Emma Bradley, Newton; violas, Emma Regier, Newton, Rachel Unruh, Raytown, Mo., Kristopher Dubach, Topeka, and Sharon Long; flutes, Erin Engle, Salem, Ore., and Julie Wedel, Peabody; oboes, Jocelyn Wilkinson, San Antonio, Texas, and Megan Leary, North Newton; bassoons, Kevin Leary, North Newton, and Jessie Pohl, Moundridge; cellos, Anna Cook, Lawrence, Andrew Voth, Topeka, Erica Buller, Lenexa, Nikki Smith, Elkhart, Ind., Riley King, Lawrence, and William Lewis, Newton; bass, Landon Bartel, Newton, Miriam Weaverdyck, Ann Arbor, Mich., Rachel Evans, Bel Aire, and Sam Morrison, Winfield; French horns, Genevieve Rucker, Lawrence, and Brendan Bergen, Moundridge; trumpets, Evan Koch, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kyle Doesken, Derby, and Taylor Stucky, Moundridge; and Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music, harpsichord.

The next Chamber Orchestra concert will be Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. The Bethel College Wind Ensemble will perform Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m., also in Krehbiel Auditorium. Timothy Shade, Bethel assistant professor of music, directs both groups.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2011-12 Forbes.com analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2011-12. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.

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