The Tabor College Concert Choir recently went on an annual Spring Tour that included performances at eight churches in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The choir will present the final performance of the series at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
The theme for the 2012 concert series is “Eternity in our Hearts.”
“I hope that people hear in the texts of the music the close presence of God,” professor of choral music Brad Vogel said. “The texts mostly speak of His presence with us in daily living, and also our joy in the life that is coming.
“When you read the epistles, you get a strong sense that we should live life with the belief of the imminent return of Christ,” he said. “That belief brings joy, and also an encouragement to live a life worthy of our heavenly calling and with the mission to share this hope with others.”
The concert includes a variety of styles, including Renaissance psalm-settings, classical and contemporary choral music, and arrangements of early-American hymns and gospel songs, Vogel said.
Several student instrumentalists will be featured in the concert, including Benjamin Heyen, Maria Loewen, and Megan Wiebe on piano, Cheyenne Derksen, Rebecca Friesen, Mary Goering, and Ryan Loewen on violin, and Matthew Wiebe on trumpet. Vocal soloists will include baritone Benjamin Heyen, mezzo-soprano Lauren Just, bass Aaron Stepanek, tenor David Vogel, and soprano Hanna Vogel.