Baron Singers to perform 'Christmas Celebration' on Dec. 5

MOUNT VERNON - The Baron Singers of Brewton-Parker College will be performing their "Christmas Celebration" concert Friday, Dec. 5, on the BPC campus, director Glenn Eernisse has announced.

The free concert begins at 8 p.m. in Saliba Chapel.

The Baron Singers is an auditioned student ensemble consisting of nine singers and an instrumental combination well known for its high-energy performances under the direction of Eernisse, an associate professor of music.

The Baron Singers will open the performance in costume for "'Twas the Night before Christmas," followed by traditional favorites including "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas," and "Go, Tell It on the Mountain." Also included will be fun songs of the season such as "Big Band Santa," "Below the Mistletoe," and "Running Down to Bethlehem." Inspirational numbers like "Mary Had a Baby," "Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child," and "Glad Tidings of Joy" will be on the program as well.

"This is the type of presentation that should be fun for all ages," Eernisse said.

Vocalists in the Baron Singers are: Theresa Beverly, Brejoya Perry, Renia Avera, Jordan Romans, Amanda Crosby, Shannon Jones, Steven Dawson, Jacob Gaiton, and Josh Gay.

Baron Singers band members are: Chris Elkins, Brandon Pafford, Jonathan Pryor, Adam Hobbs, Jonathan Lewis, Brandon Herrington and Danny Steis. Chris Moncus 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.

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The Brewton-Parker College Baron Singers will perform their "Christmas Celebration" concert Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in Saliba Chapel on the Brewton-Parker campus in Mount Vernon.