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Masked Voices: How Choir is Overcoming COVID-19

October 12, 2020

The harmonies of the Baker choir ensembles are still ringing across campus. We talked to Dr. Ryan Olsen, director of choir ensembles, on what it takes to maintain a choir in the coronavirus era.

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.
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...

Choral department performs 87th Annual Vespers

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

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.
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...

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