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Music Fills the Spring Air

by Office of Marketing | May 23, 2013

The Valley Forge Christian College Music Department showcased its annual Spring Concert on April 20, 2013. The VFCC Spring Concert is perhaps one of the most uplifting spring celebrations on campus and is an extraordinary way to start a new season and bring joy to all of those in attendance. As with all other ensemble productions, VFCC students and faculty displayed tremendous skill in musical performance – entertaining and impressing both the VFCC and surrounding community.
 
Guests were welcomed to the VFCC campus with beautiful trees covered in the fresh blooms of spring. Upon entering the Flower Chapel (a suitable name for such an event), spectators were engaged with beautiful sounds. 
 
The concert program included joyful marches and overtures performed by the Wind Ensemble, as well as festive music sung by the College Choir that included excerpts from the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah, celebrating the resurrection and reign of Jesus Christ. In addition to the more traditional pieces, the choir presented contemporary pieces, including powerful worship songs such as Let God Arise, One Thing Remains and Great I Am.
 
The Spring Concert was more than just uplifting music that celebrated the arrival of this long-awaited season – tradition and sentiment were woven into the event as well. One of the long-standing traditions included conductors Leone Bilotta and Dr. William DeSanto handing over the baton to two seniors who each had the privilege of conducting one final piece in their last concert at VFCC. The seniors included Michael Skinner (Wind Ensemble, percussionist) and Elizabeth Ebron (College Choir, alto).
 
As stated in the event program, “Excellence in performance is encouraged” by the Music Department of VFCC. Clearly this mission is instilled in each student and achieved in every performance.

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