Gabrieli Festival to Take Place at Cedarville

by Public Relations

The Gabrieli Festival will take place at Cedarville University in the atrium of the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m.

The Gabrieli Festival is an annual concert held at Cedarville University that celebrates the work and style of Giovanni Gabrieli, a 16th-century Italian composer. Gabrieli used the unique layout of the San Marco church in Rome, with two facing choir lofts, to create music with drastic spatial effects. He placed specific instruments in different locations to strike a delicate balance of clear sound that surrounded his audience. Traditionally, the Gabrieli style is played in cathedrals, but the acoustics in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies produce a similar stunning effect.

This year, the event will feature brass ensembles from several area universities, including Cedarville, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati and Wright State University.

Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.