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Jacqui-Ann Doig, R.N., ’07

Audience invited to weave some new tunes with Woven

by Abigail Bechtel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College women’s a cappella group Woven will sing their last concert of the year May 9 in Memorial Hall.

The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.

This concert will feature the nine women of Woven, including three graduating seniors.

These three seniors’ words may be Woven’s best advertisement.

Ariel Silva, Colorado Springs, Colorado, will graduate May 18 with a degree in nursing.

“I’ve been in Woven three years,” she said. “I’m super-excited to perform with these ladies.

“I’ve had so much fun rehearsing with them and I think this concert will reflect that. I laugh literally all the time in rehearsals, and we still get things done.

“It’s the best. We’re there for each other, and I’m truly going to miss singing in the group.”

“This group is both talented and hilarious,” Megan Siebert, Topeka, concurred. A founding member of Woven, she graduates May 18 with a degree in music with education licensure.

“Not getting to sing with this group will be a really sad part of graduating,” she added, “but the non-graduating members are definitely capable of carrying on without us.”

“This will be my last Woven concert. I am excited to be able to sing with all of these ladies one last time,” said Renee Reimer, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Elbing. She will graduate May 18 with a degree in music with education licensure.

“I’m also really excited that our new CD [Wander Free] will be out at this time,” she continued. “We’ve added a couple of Irish folk songs and other folk songs that will be new to our audience, so I’m interested to see what the audience thinks about them.”

Other members of Woven are Caroline Mayhew, senior from Lawrence, Karina Ortman, junior from Marion, South Dakota, Erin Regier, junior from Newton, Michelle Unruh, junior from Goessel, Lisa Goering, sophomore from Lawrence, and Jill Siebert, sophomore from Topeka.