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Women’s Chorus winter concert to offer variety

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Women’s Chorus winter concert will include spirituals, folk songs and one jazz standard.

Seventh Day, a smaller ensemble of chorus members, will also sing. The concert is Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel and is free and open to the public.

While the Women’s Chorus and Bethel College Men’s Ensemble usually perform in tandem, this spring the men’s group will be singing with the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus on the Bethel campus April 26.

The Women’s Chorus will sing “I Am Not Yours” by David Childs; “I Dream a World” by Joan Szymko; “Things that Never Die” by Lee Dengler; “Cape Breton Lullaby” (arr. Stuart Calvert); “Shine on Me” (arr. Deac Martin); “Lily of the Valley” and “Music Down in My Soul,” both arranged by Moses Hogan; and “The Lamb” by Michael Burkhardt.

The small women’s ensemble Seventh Day will perform “Esto les digo” by Kinley Lange; the ancient carol “Ther is no rose of swytch vertu”; “Os justi” by Eleanor Daley; “Set Me as a Seal” by Renee Clausen; “The Storm is Passing Over” by Tindley (arr. Barbara Baker); the Macedonian folk song “Sto Mi E Milo”; and “My Funny Valentine” (arr. Kirby Shaw). Members are freshmen Katie Flaming, Goessel, Lindsay Geisler, Leonardville, Naomi Graber, Elkhart, Ind., Julia Huxman, Wichita, Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, North Newton, Kelsey Ortman, Marion, S.D., and Sarah Pohl, Moundridge, and sophomore Amanda Frederickson, Lawrence.

Members of the Bethel College Women’s Chorus, in addition to Seventh Day, are senior Andrea Kaufman, Harrisburg, S.D.; sophomores Cassandra Miller, Vancouver, Wash., Morgan Peters, Henderson, Neb., Anna Quiring, Newton, and Bethany Thiesen, Moundridge; and freshmen Nicole Eaton, Dodge City, Lisa Franz, Mountain Lake, Minn., Linda Gomes, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Christina Hull, Fredonia, Emily Kliewer, Aurora, Neb., Brandi Moral, Ulysses, Brittney Moral, Ulysses, Lisa Penner, Fresno, Calif., Allison Schrag, Newton, Rachel Voran, Newton, and Sara Volweider, Haven.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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