GATHERING DRAWS FRIENDS, FAMILY TO CAMPUS
musical talents of Trinity's choral and instrumental groups took center
stage for two nights at The Gathering October 3 and 4. More than 1000 guests
attended the annual event for a unique experience of fellowship, fine dining,
praise, and celebration.
night, parents and friends of the College filled the Mitchell Memorial
Gymnasium where they feasted on a dinner of beef tenderloin, twice baked
potato, and baby carrots served by members of the College's athletics teams.
On the eve of his inauguration, President Steven Timmermans greeted the
audience and opened the dinner with prayer. Following the dessert
of flourless chocolate torte, visitors walked or rode the "Trinity Trolleys"
to the Ozinga Chapel for the student performances.
their official duties as students hosts for the programs, junior Jocelyn
Black '05 (Chicago, Illinois) and sophomore Drew Thorwall '06 (Crystal
Lake, Illinois) - both of whom are communication arts majors - moderated
the evening's performances. The choral and instrumental ensembles treated
the audiences to classical and contemporary offerings, including selections
by the campus choir, honors ensemble, jazz band, The Gathering ensemble,
and the wind ensemble. The finale featured the concert choir and audience,
accompanied by the organ and wind ensemble, singing the hymn "Rejoice,
the Lord is King."
video presentation, narrated by communication arts professors Dr. Annalee
Ward on Friday night and Dr. Sharon Barnes on Saturday night, introduced
the concept of the proposed theater and arts building.
Trinity community demonstrated its commitment to the College through gifts
and pledges to the Trinity Fund of $72,000, which help provide enhanced
learning opportunities and facilities improvements throughout campus without
raising tuition costs.
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