Baker University prepares for second season of Community Choir
Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s music department is preparing for the second season of the Community Choir, highlighted by two performances during the fall semester at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.
Baker students and community members interested in singing are welcome to participate in the choir, directed by Matthew Potterton, assistant professor of music at Baker. Rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, starting on Aug. 26, at McKibbin Recital Hall at the Owens Musical Arts Building.
The choir will perform a variety of music, including traditional classics, spirituals, multicultural folk music and American folk music. Planned for this fall are “The Last Words of David” by Randall Thompson, “Dirait-on” by Morten Lauridsen, “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland, “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter, “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, and a gospel piece called, “Worthy To Be Praised” by Byron Smith.
The choir will perform at the Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and at Vespers at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Both events are at First United Methodist Church.
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