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Unformatted text preview: a pretty straight forward performance, however the drum line had to
use low stick heights and dynamics due to the projection and strength of the instruments. The amount of
school spirit showcased at this concert made me fall in love with BSU more!
Following intermission, the BSU Combined Choirs performed Von Himmel Hoch. It was
performed with the original arrangement by Felix Mendelssohn. Director Michael Porter noted that it
was inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was religious based with a choir and an instrumental
accompaniment. The singers and the instruments each played their own role, but I found it exquisite
when they came together. Since I was sitting at the very top row of the theater, I couldn’t make out
much of the words, but I did pick out “Where is the king”, which was repeated several times. This was
the first time I’d ever seen a harp on stage, and it was magnificent.
The next piece, was one composed by none other than Pyotr Ilyich...
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- Fall '11