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78th annual Christmas Vespers set for Sunday

December 4, 2008

The 78th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers will be at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets. Admission is free.

The program, presented by Baker University’s music department, will include performances by the Concert Choir, Baker Saxophone Quartet, University Singers, Baker Orchestra and Chamber Singers.

Directors for Vespers are Lori McKinney, orchestra; John Buehler, choirs; and J.D. Parr, saxophone quartet. Susan Buehler will serve as the accompanist and Abbey Rove, Erin Rigs and Kaitlyn Lutz will be the flutists.

The Baldwin First United Methodist Women will be host to a reception after the performances.

The following is a list of student performers for Vespers:

University Singers

Stephanie Berg, Kylie Campbell, Alyse Cook, Rachel Dannen, Christen Dinkel, Molly Gary, Joylin Hall, Marlee Johnson, Kristen Komm, Iliana Krehbiel, Jessica Long, Jessica Mathei, Brittany McIntosh, Saxony Morris-Ortiz, Caitlin Murray, Katherine Niehues, Rebecca Nolte, Sarah Pembrook, Brandi Reynolds, Sierra Ronhovde, Sarah Shipley, Karena Spencer, Anna Stramel, Kimberly Tate, Loryn Walrod, Sarah Wright.

Concert Choir

Alexander Allen, Phillip Amstutz, Connor Bechard, Briana Bever, Cara Breeden, Kyle Britton, Samantha Call, Shelby Collier, Lindsay Cornella, Christina Cowart, Taryn Curry, Keith DeMint, Di-Tu Dissassa, Michael Edwards, Hillary Farmer, Ashley Fischer, Eric Ford, Karie Gales, Julie Hedrick, Justin Hill, Ashley Houchin, Tagen Jacks, Saunder James, Eli Jones, Hilary Jones, Kyle Jones, Clair Koops, Jessica Lenhart, Allison Lewis, Robert Linebarger, Avaree McDonald, Rachael Moon, Megan Nelson, Carissa Nichols, Timothy Obiefule, Amy Olbert, Ashley Pike, Trevor Racine, John Radenberg, Margo Rodewald, Aaron Schopper, Rachael Schulte, Emily Speicher, Michael Stickelman, Christy Taylor, Adam Tebben, Emilie Teel, Amanda Wahlmeier, Alex Watson, Jared Weseloh, Courtney West, Adrienne Willems.

Baker Orchestra

Violin: Stephanie Colwell, Chimare Eaglin, Nathan Ferree, Justine Greve, Dana Hacker, Rachel Kilian, Mary Lawhead, Phillip Rayford, Sarah Shipley, Betsey Siess, Karenah Spencer, Alana Waltz, Lauren Yonkey.

Viola: Avaree McDonald, Sarah Schmid, Michael Turnbo.

Cello: Mariah Barnett, Kelli Gamel, Eric Loux.

String bass: Colton King.

Piano: William Duncan.

Percussion: Scott Ireland.

Saxophone Quartet

Alto: Bryce Lathrop, Jaquelyn Ballew.

Tenor: Christy Taylor.

Baritone: Scott Marks.

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