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2019 Annual MSC Choral festival Concert

Calvin and Janet High Arts Center, Lancaster Mennonite School

3:00 PM - April 14th

Freewill Offering

2176 Lincoln Highway East

Lancastor, PA 17602

 
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GUEST CONDUCTOR

Judith Herrington

is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tacoma Youth Chorus.  Ms. Herrington brings more than 35 years of teaching and conducting experience to her work at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, and is a recipient of the Inspirational Faculty Award and Murray Foundation Chair for Teaching Excellence. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Ms. Herrington earned her Master of Education degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Having served in several leadership positions for the WA-American Choral Directors Association Board, she is the 2011 recipient of its Leadership and Service Award. She was inducted into the Washington State Music Educators Association Hall of Fame in 2016.  She is an inaugural member of the School of Arts and Communication Advisory Board at Pacific Lutheran University. Ms. Herrington is highly regarded regionally, nationally and internationally as a guest conductor, workshop and choral clinician and served as visiting faculty at VanderCook College of Music. 

A noted composer and arranger, she has published through Pavane Publishing, Hal Leonard Publishing, and Colla Voce Publishing. She also edits two choral series for Pavane Publishing.

 

ACCOMPANIST

Rosemary Siegrist Blessing

Rosemary holds degrees in piano performance and business administration from Eastern Mennonite University and has pursued graduate study in choral music. She maintains a private piano studio and teaches piano at Franklin and Marshall College. Rosemary is an active pianist in the Lancaster area, having accompanied various choral groups and currently plays with the Allegro Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Beyond Ourselves chamber ensemble, a project pairing music and social justice, with annual benefit concerts promoting and supporting the global work of Mennonite Central Committee. Rosemary and her husband, Josh, are ministers of worship at Landis Valley Christian Fellowship where they attend with their two young children. 

Rosemary is also passionate about children, youth, and singing and is Artistic Director of the Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster (MCCL).  MCCL, a community choral program of Lancaster Mennonite School, provides audition and non-audition choral opportunities for approximately 170 children in kindergarten through grade 12. Singers represent a variety of churches, schools, and communities across Lancaster, Lebanon, and Chester counties. This past summer Rosemary led the high school choir on a tour to Indonesia. 

Mennonite Schools Council

2019 Choral Festival Program

 Welcome

Pam Tieszen ED.D
Superintendent, Lancaster Mennonite School

Introduction

Elaine Moyer
Mennonite Education Agency

Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber
Superintendent, Dock Mennonite School

Individual Choirs

UMEI Christian High School Choir............ Dir. Wesley Shuttleworth

“Jabula Jesu”........................................………………………Stephen Hatfield
Solos: Kassidy Tiessen, Brandon Snippe

 

Shalom Christian Academy Tour Choir.............. Dir. Amanda Wolfe

“Hallelujah, What a Savior”................……………………….Phillip Bliss, arr. Cliff Duren

 

Iowa Mennonite School Touring Choir................. Dir. Mike Wagner

“Earth Song”.......................................………………………Frank Ticheli

 

Eastern Mennonite School Touring Choir......... Dir. Jared Stutzman

“And You Will Sleep”..........................……………………….Philip Biedenbender

 

Central Christian Schools Concert Choir.......... Dir. Hannah Steiner

“Things That Never Die”.............................................. Lee Dengler
Piano: Cameron Edmiston

Sarasota Christian High School Touring Choir.... Dir. Barbara Gray

“The Awakening”................................................…………Joseph M. Martin
Piano: Jaeden Jensen

 

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Senior Choir..... Dir. Marlys Neufelt

“Build on a Rock”.............. Judy Pearson Hafso and Marc A. Hafso
Piano: Jonathan Cressman
Soloists: Ruth Charette, Micah Peters Unrau, & Tessa Hedrick

 

Dock Mennonite Academy Touring Choir............. Dir. Emily Grimes

“How Can I Keep From Singing?”.............................. arr. Rob Dietz
Trio: Natalie Frank, Alexa Kennel, & Miguel Santiago

 

The City School Voces Caelestium............... Dir. Ruth Naomi Floyd

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus …………................ Charles C. Converse/
Take it to the Lord in Prayer”……………………………… Patrick Lundy

 

Bethany Christian Schools Concert Choir.......... Dir. Brody Thomas

“Credo” (from Gospel Mass).......................................... Robert Ray
Piano: Sasha Dyck
Solo: Zana Mlotshwa

 

Freeman Academy Chamber Choir................. Dir. Amy Hofer Vetch

“Exsultate, Jubilate”.................................................. Kyle Pederson
Piano: Meredith Graber

 

Lancaster Mennonite School Campus Chorale .Dir. Marcy Hostetler

“Unclouded Day”.................................................... Shawn Kirchner

Intermission | Free Will Offering

Elvin Kennel       
Principal, Lancaster Mennonite School

Mass Choir

Directed by Judith Herrington

Accompanied by Rosemary Siegrist Blessing

 

“Mungu Ni Pendo”........................................... Robinson/arr.Gower

 

“Let all the world”.................................. Courtney/ Vaughn Williams
Piano: Dawson Freeman

“Cantate Domino”................................................ Hans Leo Hassler

 

“Esto Les Digo”........................................................... Kinley Lange

 

“Music Down in My Soul”........................................... Moses Hogan

 

“Hold Fast to Dreams”................................................ Susan LaBarr

 

“Omnia Sol”........................................................ Z. Randall Stroope

 

“I Sing Because I’m Happy”....................................... Rollo Dilworth