Nov. 26, 2007
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

Baldwin City, Kan. — The 77th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers will be at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets. Admission is free.

The program, presented by Baker University’s music department, will include performances by the Concert Choir, Baker Flute Trio, University Singers, Baker Orchestra and Chamber Singers.

Directors for Vespers are Lori McKinney, orchestra; John Buehler, choirs; and J.D. Parr, flute trio. Susan Buehler will serve as the accompanist and Tom Becker as the guitarist.

The Baldwin First United Methodist Women will be host to a reception after the performances.

The following is a list of student performers for Vespers:

Concert Choir
Katie Adams, Phillip Amstutz, Connor Bechard, Katherine Bettis, Briana Bever, Cara Breeden, Machelle Bryan, Abby Burnett, Samantha Call, Shelby Collier, Jenna Collins, Lindsay Cornella, Taryn Curry, Jocelyn Dayton, Di-Tu Dissassa, William Duncan, Michael Edwards, Hillary Farmer, Ashley Fischer, Adam Foote, Eric Ford, Rebecca Fraley, Jeremy Frye, Kari Gales, Julie Hedrick, Justin Hill, Ashley Houchin, Eli Jones, Claire Koops, Jessica Lenhart, Allison Lewis, Robert Linebarger, Avaree McDonald, Benjamin McSpadden, Rachael Moon, Megan Nelson, Carissa Nichols, Timothy Obiefule, Amy Olbert, Ashley Olson, Ashley Pike, Andrew Posch, Heather Raby, Trevor Racine, Johnathan Radenberg, Scot Rogers, Danielle Sass, Aaron Schopper, Emily Speicher, Michael Stickelman, Christy Taylor, Emilie Teel, Tara VandeLinde, Jared Weseloh, Courtney West

Baker Flute Trio
Jessica Lenhart, Laura Freyler, Abbey Bove

The University Singers
Shawnee Barron, Jordan Bauer, Megan Clemons, Christina Cowart, Christen Dinkel, Tagen Jacks, Rachel Kemper, Iliana Krehbiel, Lisa Lord, Katherine McArdle, Charisse Presley, Melia Scaletty, Amy Umbarger, Amanda Wahlmeier, Alex Watson

Baker Orchestra
Violin: Justin Greve,  Leslie Gill, Dana Hacker, George Maxwell, Caitlin McGowen, Phillip Rayford, Amanda Riggs, Sarah Shipley, Lauren Yonkey
Viola: Amanda Acree, Martin Ferree, Brandon Jacobs, Avaree McDonald, Megan Myrick, Sarah Schmidt
Cello: Eric Loux, Jamie Larsen
String bass: Christy Taylor, Ben McSpadden
Piano and harpsichord: William Duncan
French horn: Michael Stickelman
Flute: Laura Freyler
Percussion: Nathan Deel

Chamber Singers
Machelle Bryan, Jenna Collins, Rebecca Fraley, Jeremy Frye, Kari Gales, Eli Jones, Jessica Lenhart, Robert Linebarger, Amy Olbert, Trevor Racine, Johnathan Radenberg, Scot Rogers, Danielle Sass, Michael Stickelman, Tara VandeLinde, Jared Weseloh