Judson Community Invited to DCWPA April Events

The DCWPA will be offering a wide array of interesting performances this semester, ranging from music recitals and award-winning guest artists to tumbling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland! The Judson community is invited to attend these exciting opportunities to support our students as well as experience enriching performances by guest artists. Upcoming events in April will include the following:

Eunoia Theatre Ensemble – Best of Broadway |Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. Back by popular demand, this will be the third time students Hana Cunningham, Hannah Ezzy, Katie Garee, and Cara Haugh will sing favorite tunes, this time from Broadway shows.  Grad student Tiger Khokunthod is the director of this fun theatre ensemble.

Tiger Khokunthod, Community Theatre Showcase &  Roundtable | Master of Arts in Community Music | Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. for networking event and 7 p.m. for showcase, both in Herrick Chapel. Grad student Tiger’s final project for the Master of Arts in Community Music degree is to host a roundtable consisting of various local theater companies to explore ways they can support one another and collaborate together.

Judson Theatre presents… Alice in Wonderland | Thursday, April 11 – Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. | Saturday, April 13 Matinee at 3 p.m.| in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall | Tickets at the door or online at bit.ly/JUWonderland.  JU Theatre Director Melissa Hoegh and cast will be taking the audience on a wild adventure down the rabbit hole to Wonderland!

Percussion Ensemble Concert | Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. This exuberant ensemble will transport you “Out Of This World” as they perform pieces with space themes, from Star Wars to NASA  with some exciting surprises in the journey!  Director Michael Folker will display his personal collection of NASA memorabilia following the concert.

Judson Jazz Combo | Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. Performing jazz standards you’ll recognize (and some tunes that may be new to you), this amazing Combo will have you tapping your toes and humming along!

Judson University Civic Orchestra | Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. The Judson Civic Orchestra is a blended ensemble, comprised of both Judson students and members from the community. They will be performing Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 as well as An Outdoor Adventure by iconic American composer, Aaron Copeland. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and are free for students and children.

Chamber Singers & Piano Ensemble Recital | Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall.  This will be a musically varied program featuring the refined harmonization of our finest vocalists and the flying fingers of our skillful pianists! 

Student Degree Recitals featuring Jaret Godinez (piano & guitar) and Jack Sanders (percussion) | Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. Jaret and Jack are both music minors, and are fulfilling their recital requirement.  Come support these talented musicians.

Spring Concert of WorshipAn A Cappella Extravaganza! | Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel | Featuring the award-winning group Vocal Spectrum, The Fox Valley Harmonizers, the University Choir, and the Chamber Singers | Free-will offering.

Jade Bundhund Senior Vocal Recital | Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. Pursuing a  double major in Psychology and Music Performance, Jade will delight the audience with her beautiful voice and stage presence.

Kanyaw Hoo Piano Recital | Master of Arts in Community Music | Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. Affectionately known as “Hoo,” this international student from Burma will perform a variety of hymn arrangements and other pieces in fulfillment of his master’s degree requirement.

Aaron Andries Recital | Master of Arts in Community Music | Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. A versatile musician, Aaron will perform original worship compositions in fulfillment of his master’s degree requirement.

Joshua Myatzaw, HopeShare Concert | Master of Arts in Community Music | Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium | Thompson Hall. Joshua is an international student from Burma who will be both performing on the piano as well as conducting a choir comprised of children from the Burmese Karen ethnic group who have immigrated to the United States.

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