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2005 Festival

The 2005 Celebration of African American Spirituals included performances by choirs of Central Dauphin High School and Penn State ensembles.

February 25, 2005 Esber Recital Hall


Oriana Singers; Lynn Drafall, conductor; Jamey Kelley, graduate assistant

  • Good News! ♦ arranged by Rosephanye Powell
  • Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child ♦ arranged by Nina Gilbert (Jamey Kelley, conductor)

University Choir; Anthony Leach, conductor; Matthew Russell, graduate assistant

  • Pennsylvania Spirituals ♦ arranged by Bruce Trinkley  (Kristen Wunderlich, visiting faculty guest soloist)
  • O Holy Lord ♦ R. Nathaniel Dett
  • Soon Ah Will Be Done ♦ arranged by William Dawson

Central Dauphin High School “Chanson”; O. David Deitz, conductor; Nathan Trimmer, student teacher

  • I'm Going to Sing! ♦ arranged by Ken Berg
  • This Little Light of Mine ♦ arranged by Ken Berg (Kristen D'Amico, cello)
  • Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel ♦ arranged by Ken Berg (Matthew Russell, piano)

Glee Club; Bruce Trinkley, conductor

  • Ain-a That Good News ♦ arranged by William Dawson
  • My Lord, What a Mornin' ♦ arranged by Bailey Harvey
  • Wade in the Water ♦ arranged by Bruce Trinkley
  • Ride On, King Jesus ♦ arranged by Bruce Trinkley (Lee Wagner, piano; Frederick Omega Pye, tambourine)

Concert Choir; Lynn Drafall, conductor

  • Wade in the Water ♦ arranged by Howard A. Roberts (Kyle Tomlin, soloist)
  • Sinner Man ♦ arranged by Howard A. Roberts (Megan Becker and Paris Nesbitt, soloists)