Camerata Singers tour
Bluffton University's Camerata Singers will perform in six states in 10 days during the group's annual spring-break tour.
The 25-member, select choral ensemble will make concert stops in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan from March 1-10.
"Promises of God's Reign" is the theme of the program, conducted by Dr. Mark J. Suderman, a professor of music and director of choral activities at Bluffton. The music will explore four promises: peace, comfort, hope and deliverance. Each section of the program will use passages of Scripture to introduce the music connected with those promises.
On March 1, Camerata Singers will perform at three Goshen, Ind., sites—Bethany Christian Schools at 9:30 a.m., Clinton Christian School at 2 p.m. and Pleasant View Mennonite Church at 7 p.m.—and at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., at 11:45 a.m.
After a travel day, the group will sing at Chicago Community Mennonite and Madison (Wis.) Mennonite churches at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, on March 3; at Maple Lawn, a Eureka, Ill., retirement community, and Roanoke (Ill.) Mennonite Church, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, on March 4; and at Iowa Mennonite High School in Kalona and First Mennonite Church of Iowa City, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, on March 5.
The tour then moves on to Kansas for three days, with stops at Hope Mennonite Church in Wichita at 7 p.m. March 6; at Kidron Bethel Village, a North Newton retirement community, at 10 a.m. March 7; at Hesston College and Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, also on March 7; and at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City at 7 p.m. March 8.
Following another travel day, the tour will conclude March 10 with concerts at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, at 9:30 a.m., and Shalom Community Church in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 5 p.m.
Four of the church concerts are at the home churches of Camerata members Ally Christner (Pleasant View Mennonite, Goshen); Aidan Kennell (Roanoke Mennonite); Amanda Bartel (First Mennonite Church of Iowa City); and Meg Leatherman (Whitestone Mennonite, Hesston).