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2013-11-20

Students perform at Bemidji State University Fall Festival

On Nov. 3, the Bemidji State University Department of Music presented it’s annual Choir Fall Festival featuring performances by the Bemidji State Musikanten, Varsity Singers, Chamber Singers and The Bemidji Choir.

Musikanten, a men’s chorus, is co-directed by Bemidji State seniors Ron Lovelace and Charlie Stier. Musikanten performed pieces by Jay Althouse, W.A. Mozart, and Joyce Eilers Baca. The chorus also performed arranged works by Brazeal Dennard and Richard Barnes.

The Varsity Singers under the direction of Steve Rezenicek, adjunct instructor of music, sang five pieces including compositions by John Farmer, Quirino Gasparini, William Hawley, and Ola Gjeilo.

The Bemidji State Chamber Singers, who serve as the Royal Court for the annual Madrigal Dinners, performed seven pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Josquin des Pres, Kevin Memley, Daniel Elder, Dan Forrest, Z. Randall Stroope, and Stacy Gibbs. The Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble under the leadership of Dr. P. Bradley Logan, professor of choral music, and student director Charlie Stier,

Under the direction of Logan, the Bemidji Choir performed “Aya Ngena,” a traditional Zulu folk Song arranged by Ruth Morris Gray. The Bemidji Choir is also an audition choir that rehearses daily and seeks to provide students from the general student body with an aesthetic experience through the medium of choral music.

For more information contact Laura Holm, (218) 755- 2915, lholm@bemidjistate.edu

Participants listed below by hometown

Bemidji |56601| Miranda Carlson, sophomore, music teacher certification, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Bemidji |56601| Meghan Dougherty, freshman, undeclared, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Bemidji |56601| Bethany Duerst, sophomore, music education; Varsity Singers, alto
Bemidji |56601| Raziya Ferrell, freshman, music, Varsity Singers, alto
Bemidji |56601| Vicki Frisch, sophomore, social work, Varsity Singers, alto
Bemidji |56601| Courtney Guck, Senior, elementary education, Bemidji Choir, alto
Bemidji |56601| Kenzie Hanson, freshman, elementary education, Varsity Singers, alto
Bemidji |56601| Mallary Herbert, senior, business administration, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, alto
Bemidji |56601| Jake Kaehne, previous degree; Bemidji Choir, bass
Bemidji |56601| Chelsea Knutson, sophomore, biology, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Bemidji |56601| David Lancaster, junior, marketing communication, Varsity Singers, tenor
Bemidji |56601| Erin Larson, freshman, undeclared, Varsity Singers, soprano
Bemidji |56601| Steven Mayer, sophomore, undeclared, Musikanten, Bemidji Choir, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Bemidji |56601| Nikkilee Nolden, freshman, music teacher certification, Bemidji Choir, alto
Bemidji |56601| Caitlin Orgon, freshman, nursing, Varsity Singers, soprano
Bemidji |56601| Amy Peterson, sophomore, elementary education, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Bemidji |56601| Maggie Ragan, senior, music teacher certification, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, alto
Bemidji |56601| Marc Seabrook, sophomore, accounting; Musikanten, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Bemidji |56601| Kyra Shepard, freshman, elementary education, Varsity Singers, alto
Bemidji |56601| Josh Sorenson, freshman, music, Musikanten, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Bemidji |56601| Charlie Stier, senior, music teacher certification, Musikanten, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Bemidji |56601| Lori Winston, freshman, undeclared, Bemidji Choir, alto

MINNESOTA
Anoka |55303| Ali Lekkas, sophomore, elementary education, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Atwater |56209| Luke Maurer, junior, music, Musikanten
Badger |56714| Anders Lunde, junior, undeclared, Varsity Singers, bass
Bagley |56621| Alexandra Theis, freshman, psychology, Varsity Singers, soprano
Bagely |56621| Taylor White, sophomore, chemistry, Varsity Singers, bass
Bagley |56621| Andrew White, sophomore, music, Varsity Singers, bass
Baxter |56425| Brooke Nelson, freshman, biology, Varsity Singers, alto
Bovey |55709| Tia Ellies, junior, music, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Brainerd |56401| Megan Tschida, sophomore, pre-physical therapy, Bemidji Choir, soprano

Brainerd |56401| Diana Fellman, sophomore, psychology, Bemidji Choir, alto
Brainerd |56401| Scott Smith, senior, mass communication, Bemidji Choir, bass
Buffalo |55313| Austin Oberlander, freshman, music, Bemidji Choir, bass
Cottage Grove |55016| Janelle Johnson, freshman, nursing, Varsity Singers, soprano
Chanhassen |55317| Julia Sorenson, freshman, music, Varsity Singers, alto
Chippewa Falls |54729| Kyle Baldeshwiler, freshman, music, Bemidji Choir, bass
Cloquet |55720| Morgan Bartlett, senior, creative and professional writing, Varsity Singers, alto
Cloquet |55720| Emily Keller, freshman, elementary education, Varsity Singers, alto
Coon Rapids |55433| Anna DeJong, senior, music, Bemidji Choir, alto
Crosby |56441| Rebekah Pitassi, sophomore, english, Varsity Singers, soprano
Crookston |56716| Mitch Wright, freshman, biology, Bemidji Choir, bass
Eden Prairie |55347| Delaney Fletcher, freshman, psychology, Varsity Singers, soprano
Eden Prairie |55347| Kristy Romo, senior, creative and professional writing, Varsity Singers, alto
Eveleth |55734| Zach Barnes, junior, psychology, Varsity Singers, tenor
Faribault |55021| Kat Anderson, senior, social studies, Bemidji Choir, alto
Fergus Falls |56537| Matt Donoho, sophomore, mass communication, Musikanten, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Gaylord |55334| Sonja Sprandel, sophomore, elementary education, Bemidji Choir, alto
Grand Rapids |55744| Miranda Fierek, senior, music teacher certification, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Grand Rapids |55744| Allison Laughlin, senior, music, Bemidji Choir, alto
Hibbing |55746| Miranda Morris, freshman, psychology, Varsity Singers, soprano
Hibbing |55746| Christine Wilson, freshman, music teacher certification, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Laporte |56461| Nickel Wilcox, freshman, undeclared, Varsity Singers, soprano
Laporte |56461| Loir Roed, sophomore, undeclared, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Laporte |56461| Ben Poulton, freshman, undeclared; Bemidji Choir, bass
Le Sueur |56058| Luke Barnard, freshman, music, Musikanten, Chamber Singers, bass, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Lengby | 56221 | Arica Jolicoeur, undeclared; Varsity Singers, soprano
Lester Prairie |55354| Gwen Pelzel, senior, music, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Lino Lakes |55014| Benjamin Israelson, sophomore, music, Musikanten, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, bass
Lino Lakes |55014| Jessica Meierhofer, senior, psychology, Bemidji Choir, alto
Little Canada |55109| Callie Dunbar, sophomore, music, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, alto
Mankato |56001| Kathryn Freyberg, freshman, nursing, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Monticello |55362| Collin Dessellier, junior, music teacher certification, Musikanten, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, tenor
Montevideo |56265| Liz Albers, senior, design technology, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Montevideo |56264| Anna Jo Christians, sophomore, elementary education, Bemidji Choir, alto
Mora |55051| Shantanna Schoch, freshman, accounting, Varsity Singers, alto
Morris |56267| Tristan Michealson, junior, biology, Bemidji Choir, bass
Mountain Iron |55768| Matt Bothwell, junior, exercise science, Varsity Singers, bass
Nevis |56467| Brian Bass, sophomore, mass communication, Varsity Singers, bass
Nisswa |56468| Zach Hanson, sophomore, english, Varsity Singers, tenor
North Saint Paul |55109| RJ Duell, senior, environmental studies, Varsity Singers, bass
Ottertail |56571| Joseph Ahlfs, sophomore, industrial technology, Musikanten, Bemidji Choir, bass
Paynesville |56362| Cody Lieser, sophomore, psychology, Musikanten, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, bass
Pelican Rapids |56572| Hope Livdahl, freshman, nursing, Bemidji Choir, alto
Ramsey |55303| Leah Gnitka, junior, nursing, Varsity Singers, alto
Redby |56670| Bridget Strong, freshman, elementary education, Varsity Singers, alto
Redwood Falls |56283| Derek Bebeau, freshman, music teacher certification, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, bass
Roseville |55113| Matt Perry, freshman, undeclared, Musikanten, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, tenor
St. Paul |55105| Fayte Moua, sophomore, pre-optometry, Varsity Singers, alto
St. Paul Park |55071| Ron Lovelace, senior, music; Bemidji Choir, bass
Slayton |56172| Molly Bass, sophomore, music teacher certification, Bemidji Choir, alto
Staples |56479| Lynnea Iverson, junior, music, Bemidji Choir, alto
Thief River Falls |56701| Tanner Wang, junior, music, Musikanten, Bemidji Choir, bass
Thief River Falls |56701| Lorrisa Craigmile, freshman, music teacher certification, Chamber Singers, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Thief River Falls |56701| Leandra Craigmile, freshman, music, Bemidji Choir, alto
Virginia |55792| Brooke Thomas, senior, music, Varsity Singers, soprano
Waconia |55387| Lauren Huggett, freshman, sport management
Walker |56484| McKay Wise, sophomore, psychology, Varsity Singers, soprano

ARIZONA
Chandler |85226| Emily Cooper, senior, music teacher certification, Bemidji Choir, soprano

KANSAS
Lenexa |66216| Amanda Boring, senior, mathematics education, Bemidji Choir, soprano

NORTH DAKOTA
Stanley |58754| Kristal Aho, sophomore, music teacher certification, Varsity Singers, soprano

OREGON
Florence |97439| Andreu Reed, freshman, undeclared, Bemidji Choir, bass

TEXAS
Bedford |76021| Caitlin Rogers, senior, music, Bemidji Choir, alto

WISCONSIN
Grantsburg |54840| Kaylynn Anderson, junior, elementary education, Varsity Singers, soprano
Phillips |54555| Alexa Schillinger, senior, biology, Bemidji Choir, soprano
Prescott |54021| Stepanie Serres, junior, social work, Varsity Singers, soprano

SWITZERLAND
Rahel Niklaus, senior


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