Violas are Great!

Violas are Great!

The violists are a lovely addition to the orchestra. The violas have a mellow sound; it’s a bit lower and darker than that of a violin. Kristen Sommers Weaver is the viola section leader for the Anabaptist...

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Do You Know What It Means to Be a Second Violin?

The second violins are a very important part of an orchestra. They usually play in harmony with the first violins, a sort of “altoish” part if you will. Led by section leader Sarah Sommers (who usually doesn’t dress this way), the second violins add a festive touch to the orchestra. Sarah is also on the orchestra planning committee and chooses much of the...

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First, the First Violins

Look closely, and you will see what their instruments spell. They usually get the melody, and they are just a nice group of people. Led by concert mistress Joanna Hostetler, the first violins probably play more notes during one concert than anyone else in the orchestra. All photos compliments of Faith and Fonda...

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The Rest . . . Is History

The 2019 Anabaptist Orchestra Camp in Ohio was a delightful success, and we are already planning for the 2020 concert which will also be in Ohio. Thanks to everyone who participated and assisted us in so many ways. Making music with you all was a wonderful experience. All photographs were taken by Double Vision – Faith and Fonda...

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