Wayland handbells, coed choir to present joint spring concert

April 13, 2009

By Teresa Young

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University’s Handbells Ensemble and Wayland Singers will join forces for a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. The concert will be held at College Heights Baptist Church, located near the campus at 802 Quincy.

The concert will feature traditional choral anthems and hymn arrangements for handbells. Student composer and graduating senior Joshua Rumbaugh of Spur will conduct two original pieces, “The Joys of Trials” for the choir, and “Wandering Bells.” Wayland Singers will also perform classical compositions by Brahms, Arcadelt and Josquin and arrangements of contemporary Christian songs. Graduating senior Lisa Hancock of Lubbock will conduct “Come, Jesus,” arranged for handbells by WBU graduate Anne Weaver of Dumas. Robert Black, associate professor of music and director of church music studies at Wayland, directs both groups.

Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited. A reception will be held following the concert, sponsored by Plainview Musical Arts Club.