2019-20 Convocation Series

Matriculation Convocation

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Toccata in F                                                                                                       Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Bruce Bengtson, organ
Lecturer of Music

Procession of the Faculty*

Organ Concerto in B-flat Major, HWV 290                                     George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      I. A tempo ordinario, e staccato   
IV. Allegro      
Bruce Bengtson, organ

Welcome Week Musical Selection

Al Shlosha D’varim                                                                                            Allan Naplan (b. 1972)
“The world is sustained by three things: by truth, by justice, and by peace."        
Welcome Week Choir
Phillip A. Swan, Associate Professor of Music & Stephen M. Sieck, Associate Professor of Music

Land Acknowledgement      

Taneya Garcia ‘22

Announcement of the 2019-2020 Convocation Series  

Beth Zinsli '02
Assistant Professor of Art History, Curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries, Museum Studies Interdisciplinary Area Program Director and Chair of the Public Events Committee

Is Our Future Too Hot to Handle?     

President Mark Burstein

Closing Words       

Linda Morgan-Clement, Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life


Organ Symphony No. 2                                                                                          Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
           VI. Finale   
Bruce Bengtson, organ

*Please stand for the processional and the recessional

Ushers for today’s convocation are members of Lambda Sigma, an honor society of sophomore men and women.

Please refrain from talking during all musical selections.

As a courtesy to the artists and to those in attendance, please be aware that sounds such as whispering and the rustling of programs and cellophane wrappers are magnified in the hall.

Please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. No recording or photography allowed..

An American Sign Language interpreter will be available and located near the stage.

Next convocation:

Masha Gessen, Russian-American journalist, author, activist
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:10 a.m.