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‘The beauty of the earth’ gives speaker words to share

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:16
Graduating seniors make the walk around the Green to Mem Hall on May 15 for commencement.

William Eash, D.M.A., drew his inspiration from topics familiar to those who know him – birds, stars, shoulders – when he spoke at the 129th commencement May 15 in Memorial Hall.

Before the speaker and awarding of degrees to 81 seniors, Robert Milliman, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, presented the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award to Peter Goerzen, assistant professor of Bible and religion.

Eash, retiring professor of music spoke on “Of Birds, Stars and Shoulders.”

Concert Choir tours in eastern Europe       

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 05/11/2022 - 09:12
2021-22 Bethel College Concert Choir

William Eash’s final tour as director of Bethel's large choir is taking the group to Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia, May 17-June 8.

They will sing concerts in Berlin, Großbeeren and Kyritz in Germany; Gdansk, Kraków and Warsaw in Poland; Budapest; Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Pridvorje and Dubrovnik in Croatia.

While on a sabbatical semester in Poland, Professor of History Mark Jantzen organized the tour. He will travel with the choir.

Masterworks to feature Mozart, Rutter, alumni musicians

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 15:52
William Eash

William Eash, D.M.A., will have one last chance to conduct the Masterworks concert when the annual event returns for the first time since 2019, on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

The concert will comprise Mozart’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and a choral piece by Rutter.

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