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Monday, Aug. 9, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.DSC_0063

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.

For more information on the choir, contact Potterton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 785.594.4504.

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