Baker’s Christmas Vespers to mark 80th year
A Christmas tradition will mark its 80th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 5, when Baker University’s department of music conducts its Annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers.
Performances will be 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets. Admission is free.
The program will include performances by the Baker Concert Choir, Baker Chamber Choir, Baker Orchestra, Baker Faculty Brass Quintet, Baker Percussion Ensemble, Baker Speech Choir, the Saxophone Quartet and the University Community Choir.
Matthew Potterton is the Vespers director and chorus conductor. Other conductors for Vespers are Lori McKinney, orchestra; Ray James, brass ensemble; Steve Riley, percussion ensemble; J.D. Parr, saxophone quartet; and Susan Emel, speech choir. Nanette Kraus will serve as the accompanist.
The Baldwin First United Methodist Women will be host to a reception after the performances.
The following is a list of performers for Vespers:
Baker Concert Choir
Soprano: Adrienne Barclay, Christina Cowart, Taryn Curry, Katherine Dick, Lindley Fritze, Joylin Hall, Marlee Johnson, Hilary Jones, Iliana Espinosa-Krehbiel, Caitlin Murray, Kayla Oelschlaeger, Shannon O’Shea, Margo Rodewald, Loryn Walrod, Courtney West, Ariel Williams
Alto: Morgan Brown, Julie Buttenhoff, Kelli Doolittle, Judy Erpelding, Tagen Jacks, Amanda Meyer, Katherine Niehues, Callie Paquette, Chelsea Pennock, Parker Roth, Brittni Sayers, Rachael Schulte, Anna Stramel, Ali Watson, Cassie Wells, Lauren Wiseman
Tenor: Phillip Amstutz, Connor Bechard, Keith DeMint, Nathan Eacker, Scott Ireland, Brian Lamoreux, Bryce Lathrop, Kyle Richardson, Philip Schiffelbein, Bryce Sessions, Tyler Stephenson, Sean Webb
Bass: Jordan Cardone, William Duncan, Paul Eltschinger, Eric Ford, Ryan Hodges, Morgan James, Wolfgang Johanning, Patrick King, Tim Laughlin, Phil Roach, Steven Ruzzin, Aaron Schopper, Adam Tebben, Crey Walker, Billy Joe Wicks.
Baker Chamber Choir
Soprano: Katherine Dick, Joylin Hall, Marlee Johnson, Margo Rodewald, Courtney West
Alto: Julie Buttenhoff, Ali Watson
Tenor: Connor Bechard, Scott Ireland, Kyle Richardson, Philip Schiffelbein
Bass: Paul Eltschinger, Patrick King, Tim Laughlin
Baker University Orchestra
Violins: Stephanie Colwell, Judy Erpelding, Nathan Feree, Chelsea Pennock, Shannon O'Shea, Betsy Siess, Karenah Spencer, Paige Trimble, Erin Wilson, Rachel Van Winkle
Viola: Brytani Arnberger, Wolfgang Johanning, Michael Turnbo
Cello: Mariah Barnett, Kelli Gamell, Eric Loux
String Bass: Kyle Detrick, Matthew Fry, Adam Hummell
Piano: Adrienne Barclay
Baker University Faculty Brass Quintet
Bill Funk, trumpet; Will Cooper, trumpet; Ray James, trombone; Robin Liston, French horn; Daryl Cox, tuba
Baker University Percussion Ensemble
Mariah Barnett, Brittany Hines, Scott Ireland, Brian Lamoreux, Eric Loux
Bryce Lathrop, soprano sax; Scott Marks, alto sax; Drew Linenberger, tenor sax; Brian Lamoreux, baritone sax
Baker University Speech Choir
Kyrie Bair, Bryce Bowers, Shavon Brown, Brandi Dority, Samantha Moon, Rebecca Nolte, Philip Schiffelbein, Aaron Schopper, Katerra Shackelford, Warren Swenson
University Community Choir
Soprano: Stephanie Berg, Kelley Bethell-Smith, Jessica Benner, Jill Brungardt, Emily Buhler, Tiffany Clark, Julie Craig, Christen Dinkel, Ruth Fleming, Sylvia Forbes, Joylin Hall, Sharon Magee-Minor, Lori McKinney, Mary McCreary, Amanda Meyer, Lena Moorrees, Caitlin Murray, Rebecca Nolte, Constance Paramore, Sharole Prahl, Anita Sass, Karenah Spencer, Joanne Tolkoff, Grace Vaughn, Kris Villaca, Loryn Walrod, Candy Wasser, Ariel Williams
Alto: JaNay Adgers, Jan Boyd, Julie Buttenhoff, Paula Donohue, Kellie Doolittle, Suan Gammage, Myra Glover, Becky Henderson, Janelle Johnston, Lynn Killingsworth, Rachel Knight, Jessica Lenhart, Avaree McDonald, Candace Moore, Callie Paquette, Kimberly Patton, Chelsea Pennock, Annette Pierce, Brittany Reed, Catherine Sailler, Allyson Sass, Staci Tabares, Marcia Treat, Katie Wasser, Cassandra Wells
Tenor: Adam Canterbury, Nathan Eacker, Scott Ireland, Lew Hinshaw, Eli Jones, Daniel McKinney, Fred McCreary, Tim Obiefule, Phillip Roach, Bryce Sessions
Bass: Walt Bailey, Jordan Cardone, Bob Courtney, Daniel Davis, Kyle Detrick, Carol Fleming, Mike Gammage, Tim Hodges, Saunder James, Jon Johansen, Dave Killingworth, Austin Kraus, Brian Kraus, Bruce Peterso, Michael Prahl, Camron Thissen, Michael Turnbo, Crey Walker, George Wiley
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