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Oct. 18, 2011

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Concert, community choirs to perform Oct. 28, 30

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Concert Choir and Baker Community Choir will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets. Matthew Potterton, director of choral activities at Baker, will direct the concert, featuring various styles and eras with approximately 175 performers of all ages. Community-choir1

The Baldwin City Children’s Choir, directed by Amy Potterton, and the Eudora High School Cantorei and Primo Voci choirs, directed by Angela Zysk, will perform with the two Baker choirs. Music will include classics by Felix Mendelssohn and Gabriel Faure, contemporary pieces by Willametta Spencer and Frank Ticheli, a social harp composition arranged by Brad Holmes, and a closing gospel piece, “Let Everything That Hath Breath,” by Jeffery Ames, featuring all Baker choirs and the Eudora High School choirs.

At 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, the Baker University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Matthew Potterton, will present a fall concert at Annunciation Catholic Church, 740 N. Sixth St. in Baldwin City. The concert will feature selections by early composers Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as modern selections by Kansas’ own Jean Belmont Ford and the Irving Berlin standard “They Say It’s Wonderful,” arranged by Steve Zegree. Two Baker seniors in choral education, Scott Ireland and Courtney West, will also conduct portions of the program.


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