GREENVILLE, SC (11/15/2019)-- Abigail Harris of Mullica Hill was recently named to the 2019 Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra (BJUSO).
The mission of the BJUSO, one of three orchestras at BJU, is to inspire artistic excellence in performance as a display of God's glory and His gifts to man. Auditions are open to all students at the university, regardless of academic major.
"We've had a spectacular start to the season with the Panosian and the Providence of His Story concert," said conductor Dr. Michael Moore, chair of the Division of Music. "I'm proud of our student musicians and grateful for the privilege of making music with these young artists."
The 51-member symphony has a long, rich tradition of presenting masterworks from the orchestral repertoire. Students also have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of chamber works, opera, musical theatre, symphonic pops, and sacred music literature.
The 2019-2020 season's performances include Handel's Messiah (Dec. 12-13), Mozart's Cosi fan tutte (Mar. 13-14) and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (April 30).
"Having an oratorio in the repertoire rotation for BJUSO is so important for these students' preparation as orchestral musicians and for our student body as a whole, said Moore. "It's essential they experience the enduring beauty and truth of works such as Messiah along with our broader range of excellent offerings."
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.
BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health sciences, and business.
BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.