A Fresh Take on an Annual Tradition
Often viewed as an entertainment event, Artist Series provides an opportunity for students to relieve the pressures of the semester and enjoy listening to music, often with “that special someone.” However, this year Maranatha hosted an Artist Series with a fresh perspective—the connection of faith and music!
Performed by Dr. Daniel Overly, “The Music and Faith of J.S. Bach” featured intriguing pieces such as Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, Christ lag in Todesbanden, and In Dulci Jubilo. Throughout the concert, Overly shared thought-provoking excerpts about the life and faith of Johann Sebastian Bach. Audience members were challenged by Bach’s devotion to God and his desire to do everything to the praise of his Savior’s glory.
Inspired by the evening, Music Education Major Danielle Chaney shares, “Dr. Overly is such a phenomenal musician and wonderful storyteller! The audience was very engaged—not only with the readings between pieces, but also with the congregational singing.”
About the Artist
Daniel Overly is a postdoctoral resident scholar and visiting assistant professor of music in chamber and collaborative music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Before his position with the Jacobs School, Overly studied instrumental collaboration at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was also the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Austria where he studied song interpretation at the Vienna Conservatory.
Watch Overly’s Concert Below: