2003 Program

Mennonite Youth Choir Festival

March 8-9, 2003
Goshen College Music Center
Guest Director:  Norma Preheim
Accompanist:  Lisa Showalter

Prelude
More With Brass

Congregational Hymn
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (HWB#46)

Welcome
Come, Children, and Join in Our Festival Song (arr. Kemp)

Grades 3-5 Choir
Psalm 75
Let My Heart & Soul Praise the Lord (Handel)
Oh, How I Love That Story (Hunnicutt)
Listen, Hear the News (Scholz)
Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet (Bartle)

Prayer and Offertory

Congregational Hymns
Let the Whole Creation Cry (HWB#51)
Blessed Savior, We Adore Thee (HWB#107)

Grades 6-8 Choir
Psalm 71
Now Let the Heavens Be Joyful (Ziegenhals)
Al Shloshah D’Varim (Naplan)
The Storm is Passing Over (Tindley/Baker)

Congregational Hymn
How Firm a Foundation (HWB#567)

Recognitions

Combined Choirs
Let All the People Praise Thee (Sleeth)
Amazing Grace (Nunez)

Norma Preheim, guest director
Mrs. Preheim has taught music in the public schools of Kansas and Ohio for 25 years.  She founded the Newton Community Children’s Choir which she conducted through the spring of 2001.  Her choir won the highest honor at the Heritage Choral Festival in Chicago in 2001.  Norma and her husband, Marles, live in North Newton, Kansas.

More With Brass:  Steve Shantz, Andrew Clouse, Erin Yoder, Glenn Gilbert
Congregational Singing:  Doyle Preheim
Flute:  Kathy Plank, Laura Witczak
Cello:  Maria Byler
Percussion:  Mark Bowman
Trumpet:  Steve Shantz
Violin:  Leslee Smucker, Rachel Yoder
Handbells:  Emily Bowman, Elizabeth Kauffman, Jonathan Mast and Mitch Stutzman
Welcome:  Lola Gingerich
Prayer:  Steve Slagel
Recognitions:  Cheryl Kauffman
Ushers:  Chris Erb, Ron Mack, Rene Maust, Mike Miller, Bruce Slabaugh, Burnell Weaver

2003 Festival Planning Committee:
Lola Gingerich, Stephanie Horner, Cheryl Kauffman, & Patsy Sherer