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DC Chamber Singers to present Dec. 5 and 6 holiday concerts

November 28, 2014


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. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The second performance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St., Defiance.

Both performances will feature new arrangements of holiday favorites by composers such as Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, and Morten Lauridsen. Familiar titles include Angels We Have Heard on High, Holly and the Ivy, Carol of the Bells and Sing We Now of Christmas.

Wana Baraka composed by Shawn Kirchner features DC Director of Bands and percussionist Bridget Olenik. Other selections will include chamber orchestra with harpist Christina Muntz. The two ensembles with sing four selections as a combined ensemble and two each on their own. For added color, the groups will combine men and women for two selections each. The audience will also have the opportunity to sing along with the choirs and strings with some hymns of the season. It will be a fast paced concert full of holiday favorites and some that may be your new favorites!

Members of the DC Chamber Singers include: Jakob Adkins, Neve Detmer, Nolan Fout, Sebastian Miler, Megan Puehler and George Roth, Defiance; Philip Balla, Rossford; David Brown and Gabrielle Justice, Columbus; James Boley, Cypress, Texas; Michelle Bulriss, Tempe, Ariz.; Samantha Butler, Monroe; Erin Conner, Sycamore; Brian Coon and Will Ploughe, Bryan; Bria Double, Lyons; Tim Feasel, Fort Jennings; Taylor Haydinger, Wilmington, Del; Mandie Heil, Lucas Parsell and Sam Walker, Napoleon; Amanda Fooce, Bellevue; Keira Grandey, Stryker; Katrina Huffman, Edwardsburg, Mich; Lindsay Kasmer and Claire Turner, Medina; Tiana Key, Cincinnati; Katie Knoderer and Emily Wallace, Delphos; Joe Kudela, Vermillion; Cormack Lazarus, Jamaica; Jacqueline Loock, Rochester, Mich.; Alek Menyhart, Hartland, Mich; Luke Nicely, Ney; Megan Pleskovic, Strongsville; Paige Rains, Swanton; Kayla Richer, Sylvania; Alison Rifenburgh, Bronson, Mich; Chris Wade, Palm Bay, Fla.; Alexis Walker, Fort Myers, Fla.; Erika Wheatley, Delta; Cody Wilson, McComb; and Nicky Winland, Wauseon

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