The sounds of Christmas songs, fabulous desserts and three sold-out performances marked the 2012 Winter Concert events at BBC&S.
The Dec. 14-15 concerts featured student music groups, including the Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as solos and ensembles by music students and faculty. Performances included works of J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Music from world-renowned American composers Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre were also included.
I appreciate the quality of the choir, the music and the way the concert glorifies God, said Molly Sayre of Tunkhannock. It's not just beautiful music, it is worshipful.
The Murphy Memorial Library, the venue for the concert, offered unique architecture and acoustics for the musical experience. A Friday evening performance was joined by Saturday afternoon and evening events. Special dessert receptions held in the Rotunda of Jackson Hall began an hour before each performance.
It's a very high quality performance and the reception is always wonderful, said Jeremy Hawkins of Scranton. It is a highlight of the Christmas season. We look forward to coming.
The Concert Chorale is a 41-voice choir directed by Dr. Larry Kauffman. Dr. David Harris directs the BBC Chamber Singers, a 17-voice ensemble.
This is the best choir I have ever heard, said Jan Boucher of Bowdin, Maine. For its smaller size, it has a huge sound.
See pictures from the performances at www.facebook.com/BaptistBible.
Learn more about the Music Department at BBC at www.bbc.edu/music.