DEFIANCE, Ohio –The Defiance College Chamber Singers in conjunction with the University Chorale of The Ohio State University at Lima will be presenting two holiday concerts. The first concert will be held at Market Street Presbyterian, 1100 W. Market St., Lima, on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The second performance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St., Defiance.
Both performances will feature new arrangements of holiday favorites with orchestral accompaniment. Familiar titles include O Come, All Ye Faithful, In the Bleak Midwinter and O Holy Night.
African Noel and Guadete will feature DC’s director of bands and percussionist Bridget Leahy. Candace Stoffel, DC piano instructor, will also be featured on multiple four-hand piano selections with Dr. Meggie Young of OSU-Lima.
Members of the Chamber Singers include: Philip Balla, Rossford; David Brown, Columbus; Michelle Bulriss, Tempe, Ariz.; Kelsea Burns, Antwerp; Kate Busto, Justin Coressel, Matthew Hogan, Sebastian Miler, Megan Puehler, Michelle Puehler, George Roth and Maria Weber, Defiance; Samantha Butler, Monroe; Brian Coon and Alex Staup, Bryan; Sara Culler, Farmer; Bria Double, Lyons; Andrew Drewes and Mandie Heil, Napoleon; Amanda Fooce, Bellvue; Kirsten Gjersten, Whitehall, Mich.; Lindsay Kasmer and Claire Turner, Medina; Heidi Knight, Canal Fulton; Katie Knoderer, Delphos; Joe Kudela, Vermillion; Cormack Lazarus and Lornette Lynch, Jamaica; Jacqueline Loock, Rochester, Mich.; Jacob Daniel, Kyrsten King and Luke Nicely, Ney; Gareth MacMillan, Coloma, Mich.; Lucas Parsell, Napoleon; Alison Rifenburgh, Bronson, MI; Alex Switz and Steve Switz, New London; Kayla Uscilowski, Maumee; Chris Wade, Palm Bay, Fla.; Emily Wallace, Delphos; Alexis Walker, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Cody Wilson, McComb.
Both events are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken at the end of each performance.
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.