2011 Program

Mennonite Youth Choir Festival
March 6, 2011

Guest Director: Wishart Bell
Accompanist: Angela Gingerich

Dona Nobis
(Grant Us Peace)

Prelude
College Menn. Church Jubilate Handbell Choir

Opening
Michaela Swathwood
Emma Maust

Combined Choirs
Come people and Join in our Festival Song
Dona Nobis

Hymn
God is here among us

Grades 3-5 Choir
We Will Sing for Joy
Halle, Hallelujah
Hashivenu

Hymns
All people that on earth do dwell
Praise God from whom

Grades 6-8 Choir
The Gospel Train
Sing Dem Herrn
Tenzi
The Storm is Passing Over

Hymn
Joyful, Joyful, we adore thee

Recognitions
Lola Gingerich

Combined Choirs
Jubilate Deo
Elijah
Be Thou My Vision

Closing
Matthew Williams
Austin Hooley


Director:
 Pianist and Conductor Wishart Bell, lives an active musical life in Northern Indiana, where he founded and conducts Vesper Chorale, Vesper Chamber Orchestra, and the Children’s Choir of Michiana.  He is also director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church, and directs a polyphonic choir based at St. Matthew Cathedral of South Bend.  A member of the voice faculty at Bethel College, he has performed and toured in the United States, Canada, and Romania, presenting concerts, recitals and clinics.


Accompanist:

Angela Gingerich returns for her third year as our guest accompanist.  Angela participated in this festival as a member of the choir for six years through elementary and middle school.  She is a gradutae of Bethany Christian High School and a 2009 graduate of Bethel College in Mishawaka where she received a music degree in piano performance.  Angela is employed by Goshen Middle School as accompanist to the music department, teaches private piano and is active as a church musician.


Instrumentalists:
  Flute – Sharon Basinger Lehman, Lynea Brubacher-Kaethler
Cello – Jen Yoder
Congo Drum – Ryan Minter
Shaker & Triangle – Starla Graber
Tambourine – Jennifer Yoder
Claves & Cabasa – Angela Gingerich


2011 Festival Planning Committee

Rachel Brenneman, Lola Gingerich, Starla Graber, Sheryl Miller, Jen Yoder and Jennifer Yoder