Bethel to Host Michiana Male Chorus Christmas Concert

The Michiana Male Chorus will perform “Christmas Musical Memories” Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Bethel College’s Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.

Led by first-year Artistic Director and Bethel alumnus David Pannabecker, Ph.D. (’74), the group will perform a variety of sacred and secular Christmas songs in a four-part regular harmony. Miriam Houck and Andrew Napolitan (’07) will accompany the chorus with four-hand piano pieces.

The Michiana Male Chorus traces its roots back to the 1940s with the industrial men from Bendix and Studebaker Corporations. Currently the group travels to churches, adult residential care centers, community events and churches. This year the group is made up of nearly 50 men.

Tickets cost $12 for adults. Seniors and students are $10 and children under 12 are free. You also may purchase tickets at the door with cash or check only. For more information and group discounts, contact Andrew Betts at 574.272.4222.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.