Geneva College

 

 

Genevans go on tour

The Genevans, Geneva College's touring choir

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. –A series of concerts including both sacred and secular choral music by the Genevans, Geneva College’s touring choir, will take place starting Friday, March 6 and go through Monday, March 16. The seven-state, ten-day tour will visit the following locations:

Friday, March 6   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Somerset, Pa. 
Saturday, March 7  McLean Presbyterian Church, McLean, Va. 
Sunday, March 8  Heritage Presbyterian Church, Warrenton, Va. 
Monday, March 9  White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N.C. 
Tuesday, March 10 Ortega Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Fla.
Wednesday, March 11  The Geneva School, Winter Park, Fla. 
Wednesday, March  11  Orlando Reformed Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Fla. 
Friday, March 13  Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Florence, S.C. 
Saturday, March 14  River Road Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va. 
Sunday, March 15  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Alexandria, Va. 
Monday, March 16  Trinity Christian School, Fairfax, Va. 
Monday, March 16  Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church, Olney, Md. 

For directions and concert times for each location, click here.

The choir, established in its present form in 1938, is on a tour of the Southeastern United States and will perform twelve concerts at schools and churches in six states. The choir sings a wide variety of music styles, from the Renaissance to contemporary, from folk songs to Spirituals and anthems. The theme song for this concert is “Mourning into Dancing” by the contemporary Christian composer James Ward of Chattanooga. The concert will include motets from Victoria’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah” and the beloved “Super flumina Babylonis” of Palestrina. Also featured will be music by two great composers with special anniversaries this year: Felix Mendelssohn (b. 1809) and Henry Purcell (b. 1659). Rounding out the program are folk song settings by Johannes Brahms and humorous works by Mozart and others.

Two small groups from within the choir will also sing: Grace Notes (women’s sextet) and Eight Bells (barbershop).

In addition to many concerts in western Pennsylvania, the Genevans tour annually in parts of North America and quadrennially in Europe. Their most recent international tour, in 2006, took the group to Ireland and the United Kingdom. Previous tours have taken the Genevans to France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Cyprus, earning them ovations and return invitations.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).


 

Point of Excellence

Geneva’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) offers two fully online majors—Christian Ministry Leadership and Human Resources.

more points >>
 
Upcoming Events
Apr24
Theatre production: Comic Relief
Bagpiper Theater 8:00 p.m.

Apr25

COMMUNITY
2014 One Acts –“Comic Relief”
The collection of five student-driven plays runs from April 24-26.
COMMUNITY
“How Then Shall We Sing? An evening of Psalms” at the College Hill RP Church
New Song and The Grace Notes will perform Psalms in a variety of styles on Wed., Apr. 30 at 7 p.m.
ADMISSIONS
Representatives will be in Cranberry on April 29
Information about a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, which are offered through seven institutions including Geneva, will be presented.
SUMMER CLASSES
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.