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singing: powerful and primal, delicate and divine.

sonnenberg station 2011 performance series

Now in its sixth year, Sonnenberg Station men’s ensemble preserves and promotes the best of the singing tradition. www.sonnenbergstation.org !awing by julien

Sonnenberg Station is:

Kevin Himes

Brandon Newcomer

Gideon Dunster

Winfred Ressler

Paul Dunn

Tim Shue

Baritone

Bass

Chuck Merkle

Nathan Gundy

Chris Chamberlin

First Tenor

Lead

Travis Pauli

Toby Hazlett Ellis Miller

Arlen Overholt

Matt Yost

Bill Seymour

Sonnenberg Station is funded by the generous contributions of the following individuals and businesses. This has allowed us to donate thousands of dollars to different causes.  Please support us in this year’s cause.

Donors: Anonymous Chuck and Audrey Merkle Ellis and Rita Miller

PGraham Dunn Lehman's Harley and Margaret Himes Lowell Nofziger

Fall 2011 Concerts Oct 23, 7 p.m. Central Christian School's Performing Arts Center In concert with baritone Tony Brown 3970 Kidron Road Kidron Oct 24, 7 p.m. Chambrel at Montrose Assisted and Independent Living 100 Brookmont Road Akron

Nov 3, 7 p.m. Salem Mennonite Church 3363 Zuercher Road Kidron Nov 5, 11 a.m. Cast Iron Cafe’ Lehman’s Downtown Kidron Nov 6, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 621 College Avenue Wooster

Nov 10, 12:05 p.m. Wooster Brown Bag Concert Series St. James Episcopal Church, 201 N. Market Wooster Nov 10, 7:30 p.m. P.Graham Dunn Featured Christmas open house guest Dalton

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Communal singing is a dichotomy, a gentle act that generates amazing power. Like a spider’s finespun web, gossamer and gauzy yet strong enough to hold its audience captive, choral music lends its breathtaking beauty and grips the listener with its hypnotic relevance. It’s the parents’ lullaby that soothes millions of babies to sleep each night. It’s the strength of song that sustains hope and sways national influence--Estonia and South Africa bear witness to this in recent history. It’s the magical combination of music, picture and story that suspends our disbelief in films, transporting us to another time, a different place, filling us with empathy, compassion and wonder. Our performance selections this season are much like a soundtrack for a life well-lived, songs of faith, humor, adventure, even regret. Let this music transport and transform you, grip and soothe you. This, dear listener, is singing--powerful and primal, delicate and divine.

Program:

Part I

Part II

Swell the chorus............................................................George Frederic Handel

MLK

All hail the power of Jesus’ name.........................................arr. James Clemens

Send in the clowns.................................Stephen Sondheim; arr. Michael Martin

House of peace..............................................................................Jim Croegaert

Sweet rivers.........................................................................Reginald Unterseher

When I say “I am a Christian”................................................................Tim Shue

Through my savior’s merit.......................................................arr. Leslie Condon

Poor old Joseph...............................................................................Kevin Himes

The Sugarcreek chantey........................................................................Tim Shue

Saints bound for Heaven..............................................................arr. David Seitz I’m a rollin’....................................................................................arr. Paul Rardin

Offering:

God’s radar..................................................as sung by the Dixie Hummingbirds

Piano interlude by Kevin Himes

Soloist Nate Gundy...............................................................................U2

Tuscararwas, Muskingum south Pull that water to the Big Muddy's mouth. There's joy in every mile we meet 'cause Sugar and salt make a life complete.

Soloist: Chuck Merkle Accordion: Kevin Himes Guitar: Tim Shue

Snare: Nate Gundy Bass: Toby Hazlett


Fall 2011 Program