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Westminster College Choir to Sing Alongside World-Renowned Soloist, Dec. 14

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Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Westminster College’s Concert Choir will accompany David Phelps during his Celebrity Series performance at 7:30 p.m., December 14 in Orr Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

Directed by Dr. Samuel Barbara, assistant professor of music, the choir will back Phelps up on holiday favorites, including “O Come, O Come Emanuel,” “The Singer,” “Hallelujah,” “Hark the Herald,” “O Holy Night,” “End of the Beginning,” and “Ghost Town.”

Phelps has been nicknamed “The Voice” because of his vocal range and sang tenor as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band. He has received both Dove and Grammy Awards. As a soloist, he received Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, “O Holy Night.”

For more information about the upcoming performance, or to purchase tickets, contact Georgene Gib at or (724) 946-7354. 


Participating Students:

Abigail Miles, a senior communication studies and music as a second major major, is a daughter of Gary and Margaret Miles and a graduate of Ephrata High School.

Jeremy Roberts, a sophomore political science major, is a son of Peter and Erica Duni and a graduate of Central Valley High School.

Nathaniel Frank, a sophomore music education major, is a son of Vincent and Susan Frank and a graduate of Beaver Area High School.

Patrick Raymond, a first year music education major, is a son of Mary Margret Raymond and a graduate of Bethel Park High School.

Ariana O'Donnell, a junior music education major, is a daughter of Ms. Sherry O'Donnell and a graduate of Butler Area High School.

Keely Mohn, a sophomore music education major, is a daughter of Keith Mohn and a graduate of Butler Area High School.

Zoey Povlick, a first year music education major, is a daughter of Stephen Povlik and Darlene Snyder and a graduate of Butler High School.

Becca Bly, a junior music performance major, is a daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Bly and a graduate of Karns City High School.

Ashley Berman, a first year chemistry major, is a daughter of Michael and Patty Berman and a graduate of Seneca Valley High School.

David Osorno, a first year music education major, is a son of Hector and Martha Osorno and a graduate of Seneca Valley High School.

Lauren Thayer, a senior music education major, is a daughter of Karen Winter and a graduate of Derry Area High School.

Sean Evanik, a first year music education major, is a daughter of Michael and Mary Evanik and a graduate of Riverside High School.

Antonia Flamini, a junior business administration major, is a daughter of John and Mary Flamini and a graduate of Villa Maria Academy.

Kaitlyn Nicholson, a sophomore music and business administration major, is a daughter of James and Connie Nicholson and a graduate of Uniontown Area High School.

Zach Balog, a first year music education major, is a son of Curtis and Roxanne Balog and a graduate of Venango Catholic High School.

Matthew Benzenhoefer, a junior business administration major, is a son of Robert and Catherine Benzenhoefer and a graduate of Hampton High School. 

Lauren Faber, a first year music major, is a daughter of Douglas and Debra Faber and a graduate of Greenville High School.

Mark Hockenberry, a senior music performance major, is a son of Michael and MaryBeth Hockenberry and a graduate of South Western High School.

Rachel Read, a junior music education major, is a daughter of Robert and Ruth Read and a graduate of Penn-Trafford High School.

Erin Warren, a sophomore music education major, is a daughter of Alan and Gina Warren and a graduate of Hickory High School.

Olivia Schmidt, a sophomore music education and spanish major, is a daughter of Lee and Jill Schmidt and a graduate of Hickory High School.

Michael Kahle, a first year music education major, is a son of Richard and Sharon Kahle and a graduate of Indiana High School.

Benjamin Grove, a senior music education major, is a son of Phillip and Amy Grove and a graduate of Highlands High School. 

Kendall Williams, a senior communication studies major, is a son of Kenny and Kimberly Williams and a graduate of New Brighton Area High School. 

Matthew Younger, a junior music education major, is a son of Elmer and Laura Younger and a graduate of Shenango High School.

Daniel Kushner, a junior philosophy and music as a second major major, is a son of Robert and Mary Ann Kushner and a graduate of Erie County Home Schoolers.

Travis Ascione, a sophomore theatre major, is a son of Gregory and Sue Ascione and a graduate of Neshannock High School.

Chloe Knappenberger, a junior elementary education major, is a daughter of Timothy and Lisa Knappenberger and a graduate of Knoch High School.

Linsey Clauser, a junior music education major, is a daughter of Robert and Dana Clauser and a graduate of Blue Mountain High School.

Annmarie Biss, a first year elementary education major, is a daughter of Jeff and Beth Biss and a graduate of State College Area High School.

Ariel Clifford, a junior history major, is a daughter of Gregory and Brenda Clifford and a graduate of Mars Area High School. 

Brett Tallman, a sophomore music and business administration major, is a son of Perry and Rebecca Tallman and a graduate of West York High School.

Sydney Barger, a junior elementary education major, is a daughter of Lynn Iams, Greensburg, PA, and a graduate of Greensburg-Salem High School.

Joseph Spurio, a junior music education major, is a son of William and Darlene Spurio and a graduate of Hubbard High School. 

Theodora Constantine, a first year biology major, is a daughter of Father Thomas and Vasiliki Constantine and a graduate of Poland Seminary High School.

Rhiannon Griffiths, a sophomore music and theatre major, is a daughter of David and Margaret Griffiths and a graduate of Home-Schooled - West Virginia.