DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College Chamber Singers will kick-off the holiday season with a choral concert on Sunday, Dec. 2. 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 focus on the main themes of the season including the child, the music and the spirit. With this overriding premise, the 35-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. The newly formed DC Stringers will also provide prelude music and hymn accompaniment.
Members of the choir include: Philip Balla, Rossford; David Brown, Columbus; Michelle Bulriss, Tempe, Ariz.; Kelsea Burns and Jared DeLong, Antwerp; Kate Busto, Matthew Hogan, Sebastian Miler, George Roth, Jenni Price, Megan Puehler, Maria Weber, and Justin Coressel, Defiance; Sara Culler, Farmer; Bria Double, Lyons; Alli Ford, Cleveland; Myndi Gause, Mark Center; Mandie Heil, Napoleon; Lindsay Kasmer , Medina; Katie Knoderer, Delphos; Luke Nicely, Ney; Lucas Parsell, Napoleon; Jasmine Petty, Stryker; Jennifer Reolfi, North Canton; Sarah Slattman, Continental; Alex Switz, New London; Kayla Uscilowski, Maumee; Emily Wallace, Delphos; Mariah Brown, Paxton, Ill.; Ken Cox, Three Rivers, Mich.; Jacqueline Loock, Rochester, Mich.; Alison Rifenburgh, Bronson, Mich.; Lornette Lynch, St. Mary, Jamaica; and Chris Wade, Palm Bay, Fla..
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.