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Retiring professor of music to speak at commencement

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 05/11/2022 - 09:21
William Eash, D.M.A., retires from Bethel at the end of this school year.

Bethel’s longtime director of choral activities will be the speaker for this year’s commencement ceremony, which takes place Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m.

Eighty-one seniors are scheduled to take part in the 129th commencement in Thresher Stadium, with Memorial Hall as a bad-weather contingent.

The Baccalaureate worship service, May 15 at 10 a.m., will take place in Memorial Hall.

Both events will be available to view via livestream.

Women’s Chorus to give Palm Sunday concert

Submitted by mzuercher on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 15:18
Ad Building with flowers

The Women’s Chorus spring concert will be April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel (change from previous location), featuring The Wailin' Jennys, W.B. Yeats, Sara Teasdale and several contemporary composers.

William Eash, D.M.A., Bethel director of choral activities, directs the Women’s Chorus.

Bethel junior Josie Epp is the rehearsal and performance accompanist for the ensemble.

They will be joined for one number by two guest instrumentalists, sophomores Phillip Balzer, oboe, and Angelika Donaldson, flute.

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