George Fox will host Organ Hymnal Festival on Sunday
Traditional church hymns and soaring organ music will again waft through Bauman Auditorium on Sunday when the Organ Hymn Festival returns to the Newberg school for another year.
The concert is being sponsored by the university's Legacy League (formerly the GFU Auxiliary), with proceeds going toward the organization's endowed scholarship fund for students.
Performing will be Daniel Miller, a nationally recognized organist who has played at the festival before. Miler will tickle the keys of the university's new Rodgers digital organ keyboard, which is an upgrade to Bauman's original 36-rank Balcom and Vaughn pipe organ system that sports 2,067 pipes prominently displayed at the rear of the stage, according to a press release.
The program will feature well-known hymns and encourages the audience to participate. Several of the hymns will be preceded by stories explaining the origins and history of the song, told by Brent Weaver, a GFU professor of music, theory and composition.
Miller, an adjunct professor at GFU, has performed as an organist from churches in New York City to the Mormom Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. He holds a position at Rodgers Instruments in Hillsboro, where he is tonal director and a Rodgers Artist. He has recorded 22 CDs, with selections that have been aired on National Public Radio, among other venues.
General admission tickets for the 6 p.m. program are $10; GFU students and children under age 12 enter for free. Tickets are available at the door, online at georgefox.edu/concerts or by calling the university box office at 503-554-3844.
Arts & Leisure briefs
The Newberg Public Library will present a Veteran's Day showing of the World War I documentary "And They Shall Not Grow Old" at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Black Box Theater at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
The movie shows nearly two hours of restored documentary footage from what was once called "The War to End All Wars." The program will look at the lives of the young men who went to war and the conflict's impact on western culture, according to a press release from the library.
Artist's works set for exhibit at GFU gallery
The works of Japanese artist Mika Aono will be featured in George Fox University's Lindgren Gallery beginning next week and carrying through Dec. 5. The exhibit begins with an artist's talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., followed by a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the gallery.
Aono's images "explore the humanness of absurdity and futility through laborious processes, finding value in unfulfilled wishes," the university related in an artist's statement.
Music, dancing set in Mac
Fourth Sundays at the Heritage Center will feature Live Music by Joe Justin and Janet Kay from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane. Billed as "danceable listening music from years gone by," the event is staged by the Yamhill County Historical Society. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 years old and kids under 6 are free. For more information, visit www.YamhillCountyHistory.org.
Lecture focuses on race
McMINNVILLE – Nicholas Buccola, professor of political science at Linfield College, will present "The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr. and the Debate over Race in America" at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 16) in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.
Buccola's talk will center on a time in February 1965 when Buckley and Baldwin – two leading American intellectuals – met at Cambridge University to debate with the theme of "The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro." The debate was lively, Buccola reported, and represented one of "the most intellectually explosive moments of the Civil Rights era."
His book documents the history of the debate as an intellectual biography of the two writers' evolving thoughts on racism and its place in American history and society.
Buccola is founding director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice and has been a member of the Linfield faculty since 2007. For more information on the talk, call 503-883-2409.
A spooky Halloween
McMINNVILLE – The Yamhill County Historical Society will present "Night at the Museum" from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane. There will be Halloween games, trick-or-treating, a haunted museum and "Old Fashioned Halloween Fun," organizers said. Cost is $5 per carload.There will also be a costume contest, with judging set for 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.
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