October 17, 2017
College of the Ozarks to host Reformation Concert Thursday, Oct. 26
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks Department of Music, in collaboration with the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS), will present a concert in celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
“The Reformation Concert is going to be a unique collaboration between these two departments,” said Dr. Luke Carlson, assistant professor of music and director of theory, composition, and orchestral activities. “In celebration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary this year, we are presenting a combined event, similar to Christmas Card to the Community, that features readings of Scripture and Martin Luther’s own words by members of the BTS faculty.”
The readings will be interspersed with hymns, choral works, and orchestral arrangements, all inspired by the Reformation.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues and look forward to honoring the Reformation through Scripture and music,” Carlson said.
· Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Dr. Clara Christian, assistant professor of music, and student pianists
“O God, My Faithful God,” arranged by Carlson, performed by the College of the Ozarks Orchestra
“Psalm 100,” by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by the College of the Ozarks Chorale
“A Mighty Fortress is our God,” by Martin Luther, arranged by Carlson, performed by the College of the Ozarks Chorale and Orchestra
“All Praise to Thee, Eternal God,” arranged by Dr. John Cornish, assistant professor of music and chorale director, performed by the College of the Ozarks Chorale
“Hear My Prayer,” by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by the College of the Ozarks Chorale and Orchestra, featuring soprano soloist Emily LaVelle, freshman early childhood elementary major
Special speakers from the biblical and theological studies department will include the following:
· Dr. Daniel Chinn, associate professor of biblical and theological studies
· Dr. Rusty Osborne, assistant professor of biblical and theological studies
· Dr. Mark Rapinchuk, professor of biblical and theological studies
· Dr. Jay Todd, assistant professor of biblical and theological studies
“Our hope is those who attend will have a renewed appreciation for Martin Luther and reformers, what they believed in and stood for, and that they will be inspired by the music that so beautifully reflects the passion of the Reformers,” Cornish said.
For additional information, contact the music department at (417) 690-2244.
About College of the Ozarks
College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.
The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.
10.17.17 – Michael Galioto