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November 27, 2012


Cowley College Music Department to present Christmas Vespers Concert SundayVespers

Celebrate the holiday season with music by attending the annual Christmas Vespers Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2. The concert will feature traditional Christmas music by the Cowley College Concert Choir. There is no cost to attend the event, which will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City.
With Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre stage set up for “White Christmas”, the concert was forced to be moved to a new venue. The Concert Choir will take the stage under the direction of Connie Donatelli to perform songs people treasure this time of year.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to have this concert in such a beautiful setting,” Donatelli said.

The Concert Choir will open by performing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, and will then perform a processional of “Sing We Now of Christmas”, followed by “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “The Holly and the Ivy”, “What Sweeter Music”, “The Little Drummer Boy”, “Still, Still, Still”, “Carols of the Night”, and “Peace, Peace”. They will also sing traditional Christmas carols.

“I am truly looking forward to giving the gift of Music to our community,” Donatelli said.

A reception given by the Cowley College Endowment Association will take place in the basement of the church following the concert. The Cowley College Singers will perform its Christmas Medley during the reception.

Members of the Concert Choir are: Jaime Anguiano, Rebekah Anliker, Nicole Banks, Brenna Beeson, Dylan Berry, Trenton Biddle, Jolie Butler, Jordan Butler, Seth Butler, Anthony Caldera, Torie Calfy, Cathleen Call, Abby Crow, Joseph Decartes, Devin Dice, Gary Fizer, Bridget Fox, Jace Franklin, Jesseca Green, Tara Hageman, Jaci Hall, Megan Hamlett, Michael Harding, Sidney Hogan, Libby Hooley, Rose Hooley, Josh Johnson, Reyanna Johnson, Charity Kester, Elizabeth Lewis, Rachel McAfee, Kaitlyn McDonough, Autumn Mumford, Rebecca Munoz, Alex Myers, Michael Norem, Vanessa Payne, Alexie Pearce, Brandi Regier, Hayley Rogers, Kalie Shrode, Kirsty Skinner, Marissa Spainhower, Ben Stranghoner, Lauren Sullivan, Roy Tannehill, Cyruss Tasker, Caitlyn Ulbrich, Jared Valdez, Josh Waldorf, Christian Weston, Kyle White, Kristan Wiedeman, Jason Williams, and America Zambudio.

Cowley College Singers are: Rebekah Anliker, Dylan Berry, Jordan Butler, Anthony Caldera, Joseph Descartes, Devin Dice, Megan Hamlett, Sidney Hogan, Libby Hooley, Rachel McAfee, Alex Myers, Marissa Spainhower, Ben Stranghoner, Kyle White, Kristan Wiedeman, and Jason Williams.