Baron Singers to perform 'Christmas Celebration'
on Dec. 3
MOUNT VERNON - The Baron
Singers of Brewton-Parker College will be celebrating the
10-year anniversary of their annual "Christmas
Celebration" concert Friday, Dec. 3, on the BPC campus,
director Glenn Eernisse has announced.
The free concert begins at 8 p.m. in Saliba Chapel.
Baron Singers alumni have been invited to the celebration,
and those in attendance will join the current ensemble on
the concert's traditional finale, "Go, Tell It on the
The Baron Singers is an auditioned student ensemble consisting
of eight singers and an instrumental combination well known
for its high-energy performances under the direction of Eernisse,
an associate professor of music and chair of the Brewton-Parker
Division of Music.
The Baron Singers will open the concert in costume for "'Twas
the Night before Christmas" and will follow with performances
that include a 1950s style piece called "Slow Dancing
in the Snow;" a tropical beat with "On This Winter
Holiday;" a jazzy tune originally recorded by Louis
Armstrong titled "Cool Yule;" an a cappella arrangement
of "Silent Night;" and "Breath of Heaven," recorded
by Amy Grant.
This is the type of presentation that should be fun for all
ages," Eernisse said.
Vocalists in the Baron Singers are: Steven Dawson, Doug Pittman,
Dallas Wilke, Sharon McHenry, Katelyn Pierce, Krista Vickery,
Linda Cranmer and Lisa Vincent.
Baron Singers band members are: Chris Elkins, Brandon Pafford,
Jamie Sexton, David Mathis, Jonathan Lewis, Brandon Herrington
and Danny Steis. Michael Crosby is the sound technician.
In their earlier years, the Baron Singers were identified with folk music but
have evolved into a very versatile performing ensemble, including styles from
gospel and spirituals to jazz, pop and rock music from the past and present.
In addition to performances on campus and at area events, the Baron Singers
take an annual tour.
Inquiries concerning the concert or the Baron Singers may be directed to the
BPC Music Division at 583-3136.