DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College Chamber Singers will kick-off the holiday season with a choral concert on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. John United Church of Christ located at 950 Webster St.
The Holiday Choral Concert will once again focus on the main themes of the season including the child, the music and the spirit. With this overriding premise, the 25-member ensemble under the direction of Andrew Schultz and accompanied by Candace Stoffel will perform both sacred and secular selections.
Each section will begin with a reading by DC chaplain Jan Bechtel, setting the theme for the musical selections that follow. Audience members will have the opportunity to join in the performance with hymns accompanied by Carolyn Small on the magnificent Wicks, four division, 32-rank organ.
Members of the choir include: Philip Balla, Rossford; Emlyn Bowles, Urbana; Justin Coressel, Lauren Krutsch, Rae Meyer, Megan Puehler, and Spencer Strausbaugh, Defiance; Samantha Davis, Grover Hill; Samantha Dulle, Fort Jennings; Helen Elkins, Montpelier; Courtney Fleck, Toledo; Jared James, North Baltimore; Lindsay Kasmer, Medina; Katie Knoderer and Emily Wallace, Delphos; Dustin Manson and Darlene Overmyer, Paulding; Jessie Marsh, Wayne; Luke Nicely, Ney; Seth Nofziger, Archbold; Bri Rodriguez, Middle Point; Chris Schwarzman and Sarah Slattman, Continental; Alex Switz, New London; Taylor Williams, Marshall, Mich.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
November 28, 2011