2012 Program

Mennonite Youth Choir Festival
March 4, 2012

Guest Director: Sharon Basinger Lehman
Accompanist: Angela Gingerich

Sue Paden-Piano, Stacey Farran-Violin, Kristin Kauffman-Voice & Flute

Bethany Mullet

Combined Choirs
Awake, arise, O sing a new song

Come Thou Fount

Grades 3-5 Choir
Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above


When I Turn My Heart to Heaven

Faith That’s Sure

For God so loved us

I heard the voice of Jesus say

Grades 6-8 Choir
Sing Jubilate Deo

Good News About the Chariot

Psalm 23

We Are Blessed

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Jennifer Yoder

Combined Choirs with Men’s Choir
Hamba nathi

In the Rifted Rock I’m Resting

Combined Choirs

Al Shlosha D’Varim

A Light Inside

Sharon Basinger Lehman is a graduate of Bluffton University in Bluffton, OH.  She holds a BA degree in Music Education. Sharon is the choral director for both performing choirs of the Children’s Choir of Huntington County (CCHC) and teaches a music enrichment class through CCHC for children in the first and second grade. She has also served as an interim choral director for the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.  Sharon has taught elementary and middle school general music and has worked with children in various settings such as church choirs, summer camps, Bible schools, and music festivals. She has completed Level 3 of the Creating Artistry Conductor’s Workshop facilitated by Mr. Henry Leck of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.  Sharon is a member of the LaFontaine Arts Council in Huntington and also holds membership in the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association. She is a substitute music teacher for the Huntington County Community School Corporation and lives in Huntington with her husband and three children.

Angela Gingerich returns for her fourth 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.

Violin– Stacey Farran

Cello-Jen Yoder

Djembe-Femi Hollinger-Janzen

String Bass-Tom Good

Percussion– Starla Graber, Jennifer Yoder


Saralyn Murray

2012 Festival Planning Committee
Rachel Brenneman, Lola Gingerich, Starla Graber, Sheryl Miller, Jen Yoder and Jennifer Yoder

2012 Program PDF Click on this link to open a PDF of the 2012 Mennonite Youth Choir Festival program that also contains a list of the singers, the singers’ churches, and those singers recognized for three and six years as festival members.