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Defiance College’s Choral Union and Chamber Singers present their

spring concert April 12

April 1, 2014


DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Choral Union and Chamber Singers will be presenting an evening of choral music on Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The concert program is entitled The Road Home, and focuses on the journey of life and beyond.  The event will be held at St. John United Church of Christ on Webster Street, Defiance.

The first half features the DC Choral Union performing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with chamber orchestra accompaniment and soloists  Veronica Richer, Bryan; Ken Wetstein, Defiance; and Allen Blake, Defiance .   The second half of the program will feature the 45 voice student ensemble, the DC Chamber Singers. Students will present a cappella octavos continuing the journey home with a focus on reflection and movement.

The concert will close with two combined numbers, The Road Home by Stephen Paulus and Gloria by Randol Alan Bass. Area high school students who participated in the fall Black Swamp Honors Choir will also be asked to join for the closing number.

The DC Choral Union consists of DC students, college personnel and community members from all over Northwest, Ohio. The group rehearses on Monday nights and is always happy to welcome new members. The DC Chamber Singers is an auditioned, mixed choral ensemble of approximately 45 DC students.

Conductor Andrew Schultz serves Defiance College as director of music programs. He leads the DC Chamber Singers, Choral Union, organizes the music for DC Players productions and teaches conducting and voice. Schultz also works closely with the instrumental ensembles to ensure the success of each music program presented at DC.

Schultz holds a bachelor of music and a bachelor of science in business administration from Ohio Northern University and dual master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University in music and business administration. He also serves as the artistic and performance series director for the Defiance Community Cultural Council, teaches private voice lessons and is in his seventh season as director of music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Defiance.

The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken at the end of the 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

Choral Union (alpha by section):

Chamber Singers (alpha):


Julie Ault
Olivia Breiniger
Sylvia Brown
Janice Cain
Jennifer Connor
Judy Dally
Amanda Fooce
Diana Harbourt
Mandie Heil
Lindsay Kasmer
Lora Knight
Juli Kunesh
Marian Plant
Veronica Richer
Linda Vanblaricom
Emily Wallace
Anna Yoder


Jan Craig
Ann Culver
Cathy Frastaci
Anne Gordon
Deb Guillford
Keira Grandy
Dee Lawson
Susan McKinney
Sally Myers
Jasmine Petty
Megan Puehler
Alison Rifenburgh
Claire Turner
Maria Weber
Jayne Yoder


Lynn Bergman
Don Knueve
Cormack Lazarus
Sebastian Miler
Matt Mt.Castle
Alton Myers
Luke Nicely
Matt Richardson


Allen Blake
Dave Connor
Justin Coressel
Andrew Drewes
Alex Gruenhagen
John Mitchell
Dave Perkins
Fred Schultz
Eric Spiller
Alex Staup
Ken Wetstein


Philip Balla, Rossford
James Boley, Cypress, Texas
Marissa Bramble, Milford, Pennsylvania
David Brown Jr., Columbus
Michelle Bulriss, Tempe, Arizona
Kelsea Burns, Antwerp
Katelynn Busto, Canton
Samantha Butler, Hamilton
Brian Coon, Bryan
Justin Coressel, Defiance
Jacob Daniel, Ney
Bria Double, Lyons
Andrew Drewes, Napoleon
Amanda Fooce, Bellevue
Nolan Fout, Defiance
Kirsten Gjertsen, Whitehall, Michigan
Keira Grandey, Stryker
Amanda Heil, Defiance
Matthew Hogan, Defiance
Katrina Huffman, Edwardsburg, Michigan
Lindsay Kasmer, Medina
Heidi Knight, Canal Fulton
Katie Knoderer, Delphos
Joseph Kudela, Vermilion
Cormack Lazarus, St. Mary, Jamaica
Jacqueline Loock, Rochester, Michigan
Lornette Lynch, St. Mary, Jamaica
Gareth Mac Millan, Coloma, Michigan
Kayleigh Marshall, Tipp City
Sebastian Miler, Defiance
Luke Nicely, Ney
Lucas Parsell, Napoleon
Megan Pleskovic, Strongsville
Megan Puehler, Defiance
George Roth, Defiance
Alex Staup, Bryan
Alex Switz, New London
Steve Switz, New London
Claire Turner, Medina
Kayla Uscilowski, Maumee
Chris Wade, Palm Bay, Florida
Alexis Walker, Fort Myers, Florida
Emily Wallace, Delphos
Maria Weber, Defiance
Cody Wilson, McComb
Kristian Woolace, Defiance