2005 Program

Mennonite Youth Choir Festival

March 12 & 13, 2005
Goshen College Music Center
Guest Director:  Jane Schultz-Janzen
Accompanist:  Patsy Sherer

Prelude
Community School of the Arts Suzuki Strings, Rosalyn Troiana (director)

Opening Remarks
Lola Gingerich

Hymns
Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (C. Wesley)

Call to Worship:   Monica Sherer

I Will Praise the Lord (Whittle/McGranahan)
Heilig, Heilig, Heilig (F. Schubert/J. P. Neumann)

Grades 3-5 Choir
Reading:  Rachel Yoder
Festival Alleluia (Allen Pote)
Hashivenu (Israeli Folk Song arr. D. Rao)
We Will Praise You (M. Praetorius/arr. D. Wagner)
Goliath (J. Williams/J. Martin)

Hymns
My Life Flows On (R. Lowry)
*Candle Lighting
Amazing Grace: (J. Newton)

Grades 6-8 Choir
Reading:  Dru Mack and Luke Slagel
Cantate Domino (G. Pitoni arr. N. Greyson)
Sing and Make Music to the Lord (James E. Clemens)
Asithi (South African Hymn S. Moefe)
Hush!  Somebody’s Callin’ My Name (Traditional Spiritual B. Dennard)

Hymn
Santo, Santo, Santo (G. Cuellar)

Recognitions

Combined Choirs
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (W. Runyan/T. Chrisholm)
Be Thou My Vision (Irish Melody M. Shaw)
This Little Light of Mine (African American Spiritual W. F. Smith)

Closing Prayer:  Lynelle Yoder

Go Now In Peace (Natalie Sleeth)

Jane Schultz-Janzen, Guest Director
Jane returns to us for the third time as festival guest director.  She comes to us from Wellesley, Ontario Canada where she teaches Music at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute.  We are grateful for the enthusiasm and professionalism she brings as an educator and musician.  She is a graduate of Church Music from the Canadian Mennonite Bible College, the Honors Music and Psychology Faculty of the University of Waterloo, and the education department at the University of Western Ontario.

*We light a candle today in loving memory of Jamie Kauffman, who went to be with the Lord December 22, 2004.  Jamie is husband and father of festival committee member Cheryl and choir participants Seth and Catie.  We also honor the memory of others who have lost a loved one.

Instrumentalists
String Bass:  Tom Good
Percussion:  Sam Schertz
Hand Bells:  Caitlin Fecher, Tim Gautsche, Kylara Hoade, John Leatherman, Jonathan Swartzentruber
Small Percussion:  Kaylene Gascho, Grace Morgan and Tyler Yoder

Sign Language:  Anna Hagan

2005 Festival Planning Committee:
Jill Erb, Lola Gingrich, Jenny Hooley, Cheryl Kauffman and Patsy Sherer