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December 3, 2012

Vespers puts audience in the Christmas spirit


Vespers ConcertMembers of Cowley College’s Concert Choir gave a breathtaking performance during the Christmas Vespers Concert held Sunday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City.

Led by vocal music director Connie Donatelli and accompanist Dalene McDonald, the Concert Choir performed “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, and then performed 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 also sang traditional Christmas carols.

In keeping with the tradition of the Vespers Concert, the Concert Choir ended the concert with a candlelight performance.

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

Donatelli thanked First Presbyterian Church for hosting the Concert. She also praised Melodie Parman for her help and continued support of the Cowley College Music Department.

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.

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