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Ohio Northern University in Concert tonight, October 28

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Thursday, October 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church
300 East Gartner Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
The University Singers from Ohio Northern University will be presenting their annual fall tour in
Ohio and Illinois churches and high schools from Wednesday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 31. The 52-voice select choir is under the direction of Dennis L. Kratzer, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music.
Ohio Northern University is one of the five Methodist related college/universities in the state of
The 2010 fall tour will include church and high school concerts in Bluffton and Ada, OH and in
Illinois. Last year the ensemble’s fall tour took them to churches and high schools in Norwalk,
Sandusky and Columbus, OH. Three years ago the spring tour took the choir overseas to
Estonia, one of the Baltic countries in Eastern Europe. During the spring break of this school year
they will travel south through Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
This fall tour will feature Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” sung in Hebrew with organ, harp and
percussion in addition to several a cappella selections and others with flute and harp/.
The fall tour will feature faculty accompanist Mary Jane Eichelberger on both organ and piano.
Guest artists on the tour will be Christine Thomas on harp, ONU alum now located in Cincinnati,
OH, A. Lewis Jones, freshman percussionist from Lima, OH and senior flautist Sarah Voll from
Ada, OH. Assistant accompanists are Faith Heflin, senior music major from New Richmond,
OH and Adam Fahncke, senior music major from Wapakoneta, OH. Assistant Conductors are
Timothy Smith, senior music education major from Westerville, OH, the aforementioned Faith
Heflin and Eric Smith, senior music performance major from Toledo, OH.
Selections to be performed include “Let Our Gladness Have No End” by Sedio, “Love Looked
Down” by Warland, “I Carry Your Heart With Me” by Dickau, “Veni” by Clausen” and “Pulchra Es”
by Gjeilo. The concert will end on spirituals by Moses Hogan including “This Little Light of Mine”
and “Go Down Moses”.
As a long-standing tradition, the final selection will be John Ness Beck’s “Benediction” which
features the seniors of the choir.
Sunday, October 24 @ 11:00 a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
1300 Edgewood Dr.
Lima, OH 45805
Wednesday, October 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Bluffton United Methodist Church
116 Church St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
Saturday, October 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 31 @ 10:30 a.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
1024 Lake Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Sunday, October 31 @ 8:00 p.m.
Presser Hall – Ohio Northern University
Gilbert St.
Ada, OH 45810
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