The Bethel College Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Chorus will perform their annual joint fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Administration Building chapel. Admission is free and open to the public. Professor of Music William Eash will direct the groups. Neither group requires an audition, which helps to cultivate and develop singers with a wide range of experience, Eash says.
For this year’s concert, the Women’s Chorus will sing several pieces with international influence — including “Psalm Trilogy” set by Canadian Srul Irving Glick and “Salmo 150” by Brazilian Ernani Aguiar — in addition to several vocal jazz arrangements. The Men’s Ensemble’s program will include Gregorian chant, several turn-of-the-century men’s quartet pieces — including one arranged by J. Harold Moyer ’49, Bethel professor emeritus of music — and Billy Joel’s “The Longest Time.”
Women’s Chorus singers are senior Elyse Butcher, Newton; junior Andrea Kaufman, Harrisburg, S.D.; sophomores Krista Hostetler, West Liberty, Ohio, and Victoria Janzen, Wichita; and freshmen Whitney Coleman, Lawrence, Justine Erb, Henderson, Neb., Rachel Gaeddert, Larned, Lindsey Geisler, Leonardville, Lisa Geist, Scott City, Renee Gonzales, Andale, Alyssa Harvey, Wichita, Robin Lamb, Halstead, Morgan Peters, Henderson, Neb., Sierra Pryce, North Newton, Keila Quenzer, Visalia, Calif., Genevieve Rucker, Lawrence, and Leah Smith, Aurora, Colo.
Men’s Ensemble singers are seniors Jonathan Nathan, Moundridge, Tim Parker, Moundridge, and Jordan Penner, Reedley, Calif.; juniors Noah Fridley, Rocky Ford, Colo., Dusty Gudde, Parsons, and Jeremy Voth, Hillsboro; sophomores Yenikah Fon, Hyattsville, Md., Jeremy Newhouse, Walton, and Will Peterson, Bonner Springs; and freshmen Alex Boldt, Parlier, Calif., Drake Engleman, Manhattan, Shane Greer, Whitesboro, Texas, and Caleb Stephens, Lawrence.