2010 Program

Mennonite Youth Choir Festival
March 7, 2010
Guest Director: Susan Naus Dengler
Accompanist: Angela Gingerich

Go Forth with a Song
 

Prelude: Harp Soloist
Anna Joy Hagen

Hymn
Come, let us all unite to sing

Opening
Catie Kauffman

Grades 3-5 Choir
You Shall Have a Song
We are Children of God’s Peace
Pentecost Fire

Hymns
We sing to you, O God
I sing the mighty power of God

Grades 6-8 Choir
Bless the Lord O my Soul
Haleluya! Pelo Tsa Rona
The Lord is my Shepherd
Easter Song

Hymn
O, for a thousand tongues to sing

Recognitions

Combined Choirs
Jesus has done so much for me
Sing with Jubilation
Talitha Kum
Go Forth with a Song

Closing
Lynew Brubacher Kaethler

Guest Director
Susan Naus Dengler serves as Minister of Music and Arts at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, where she directs children and youth choirs.  She specializes in working with children’s voices and is a returning guest director to this festival.  She has served as guest conductor and clinician for many youth and children’s choirs throughout the eastern and midwestern United States.  She has many published choral pieces in print, some of which were written in collaboration with her husband, composer, Lee Dengler.  She has taught voice and related courses at Goshen College and presently teaches voice at Fairfield Junior/Senior High School.

Accompanist
Angela Gingerich returns as a guest accompanist to this festival.  She participated in this festival as a member of the choir for six years through her elementary and middle school experience.  She is a 2004 graduate of Bethany Christian High School and a 2009 graduate of Bethel College in Mishawaka, where she received a degree in piano performance.

Instrumentalists
Elena Histand, bass; Laura Witczak, flute; Gilberto Perez, guitar; Cory Bowman, percussion; Lindsey Short, percussion.

2010 Festival Planning Committee
Rachel Brenneman, Lola Gingerich, Lorene miller, Cheryl Snyder, and
Jen Yoder