Van Peursem to present student recital at Northwestern College

Joel Van PeursemNorthwestern College senior Joel Van Peursem will present a trombone recital on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Van Peursem will perform a variety of musical styles and be accompanied by his sister Abby, a junior elementary education major, on piano. The repertoire includes works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Benedetto Marcello, Georg Christoph Wagenseil and Launy Grøndahl. Van Peursem will be the featured soloist when the Brass Quintet plays Don Gillis’ arrangement of “Just a Closer Walk.” He will close the recital with Arthur Pryor’s lively “Blue Bells of Scotland.”

Van Peursem is a music and secondary education major from Vermillion, South Dakota. The son of Dan and Jennifer Van Peursem plans to teach high school or middle school band after graduation. A student assistant in Northwestern’s music department, he performs in the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, A cappella Choir and Red Raider Athletic Band.         

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Northwestern’s music department has a tradition of dynamic performances, outstanding faculty and standout educational experiences in an environment committed to glorifying God. Students can audition for one or more of 10 ensembles, having the opportunity to tour around the world and perform in the award-winning Christ Chapel.