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Taylor Wind Ensemble presents Farewell Concert for Dr. Al Harrison

  • By: Cathy Moore
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Dr. Al Harrison

The Taylor University Wind Ensemble will present a farewell concert for longtime Professor of Music and department co-chair, Dr. Al Harrison. The concert, scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 pm, will be held in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium and followed by a reception for Dr. Harrison in the LaRita Boren Campus Center.

The public is invited; there is no admission charge. 

Dr. Albert Harrison, Professor of Music, joined the Taylor University faculty in fall of 1978. He will conduct the Taylor Wind Ensemble during his farewell tribute.

Under Harrison’s direction, the Wind Ensemble (previously known as the Symphonic Band) toured annually from 1984-2007 giving concerts and leading worship services in 19 states. The Wind Ensemble has toured in various regions of the Midwest, east coast, and southern states including tours to New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, and Fort Lauderdale. In addition, the Wind Ensemble has performed at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Nationally-known churches where the Wind Ensemble has performed include Choral Ridge Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Peach Tree Presbyterian in Atlanta, Georgia; Briarwood Presbyterian in Birmingham, Alabama;  First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Florida; and the First United Methodist Church in Carmel, Indiana.

Selections to be performed in this farewell concert include Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich, Danzon No.2 by Arturo Marquez, Montana by Jan Van Der Roost, Foundry by John Mackey, Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes and Khan by Julie Giroux.