The Baker Orange

Speech choir program says “goodbye” after 16 years

Speech choir performs for the last time in a special service held in Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Professor of Communications and Director of Speech Choir Susan Emel brought speech choir alum to perform as a group.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 has lead to many student lead organizations to operate solely online and resume in-person meetings in the fall semester. For Baker University speech choir, this change is bittersweet. 16 years of performances both inside and outside the classroom, speech choir will now have to conduct their...

Choral department performs 87th Annual Vespers

Baker University held their 87th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers on Sunday, Dec. 3, in Rice Auditorium.

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

December 21, 2017

Baker hosted its 87th annual Vespers concert on December 3, which featured a variety of Christmas music, both traditional and secular, performed by the choir, the orchestra and a brass ensemble of the band. This was Choral Activities Director Ryan Olsen's first Vespers to put together at Baker. ...

Baker choir hires new director

Ryan Olsen takes charge as the new Director of Choral Activities. Olsen will use his choir background to build a connection here at Baker University.

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

September 19, 2017

Last Spring, Cathy Crispino made the decision to retire from being Baker's choir director. As a result, Baker was able to launch a search for someone to take over the choral responsibilities. Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, Trilla Lyerla, said that the opening for the job as the new...