Village Church Welcomes The Wheaton College Symphony

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 26, 2009) — The 2008/2009 Season of Praise Concert Series by The Village Church at Shell Point continues as the Classic Symphonic Praise featuring The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra takes the stage under the direction of Daniel Sommerville, conductor. The performance will be on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:15 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on the island at Shell Point.

The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra continues to amaze audiences by performing ambitious symphonic music with confidence rivaling a young professional orchestra. The Orchestra is committed to continued exploration of major orchestral literature and exposure to its technical and expressive demands. The 80-member orchestra consists of Wheaton College students majoring in music as well as other disciplines.

The program will include the music from Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” Debussy’s “Nocturnes,” Vaughan Williams’ “Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus,” Nielsen’s “Symphony No. 2,” and more. Also, there will be a cameo appearance by soprano Carolyn Hart, faculty member of the Wheaton Conservatory.

“The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra is an exceptional college orchestra, and has been requested by many residents to perform in this series,” says Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. “The music and artistry are sure to be a delight to all who attend this concert.”

Individual tickets can be purchased for $10 at the Church Office during regular business hours. Or, to purchase tickets or receive additional information, please call (239) 454-2147 or go to

The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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