Gardner-Webb University Joined by Crest High School for Orchestra Concert

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Performance on Dec. 5 Features Musicians from GWU and the Community

By Bryton Mitchell, (’17) GWU Intern for Communications

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University and Shelby (N.C.) Community orchestra will be joined by the Crest High School Chamber Orchestra for a concert on Monday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in Dover Theatre, located adjacent to the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC) on GWU’s Main campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Conducted by Dr. Patricia Sparti, professor of music and director of orchestral activities, the concert will feature classical works by Shostakovich, Elgar and Rimsky-Korsakov, followed by “Assault on the Death Star” from “Star Wars,” written by Christian Jessup, a music composition and communication studies double major at GWU. Additional selections from “Jurassic Park,” “Frozen,” “Jaws,” “Superman,” and “Star Wars” have been featured during concerts for children and may find their way onto the set list as well. The show will end with a piece titled “Jesus: The Ultimate Superhero” and a medley of Christmas music.

Sparti encourages GWU students and the community to attend and support the performers, who have worked hard and intensely to prepare a wonderful show. “This is a great program, and it is fun for all ages and the entire family.”

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).