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St. John’s Lutheran Church Hosts Meridian Voices and Synergy Chamber Players

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

January 24, 2019

“Passion for the arts, passion to share, and commitment to excellence,” Conductor Angel Vasquez-Ramos believes these are just a few things that went into putting together “LEGACY,” an evening of choir and chamber music hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church on Jan. 20. The show featured Meridian Voices and the Synergy Chamber Players performing the works of composers...

The African Children’s Choir visits Ridgeview Community Church

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

January 24, 2019

The African Children’s Choir composed of children from poverty-stricken towns in Uganda, performed at Ridgeview Community Church on Jan. 20. This organization, also known as Music for Life, focuses on bringing awareness to audiences around the world about Africa’s vulnerable children and their potential to have bright futures.  About 20 children from ages 8 to 10 performed in...

Recalling BC choir of ‘65

Recalling BC choir of ‘65

October 23, 2017

Members of the 1965 Bakersfield College Choir joined together to watch their documentary “One Heart, One Voice” which was produced by Fabian Productions...

Choir collaborates for an evening of nonsense

Sharida Rejn,, Features Editor

April 2, 2014

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Department presented its first choral concert of the semester, featuring the BC choir and chamber singers, on March 21. “A Concert of Nonsense” included several pieces of music from around the world that, according to BC director of choral activities Jennifer Garrett, focus on the actual vocal sounds, as opposed to the text, which...

The couple that teaches together, stays together

Myrissa Johns, Reporter

November 21, 2013

Bakersfield College history professor Matthew Garrett’s wife, Jennifer Garrett, has stepped into a new role as BC’s new director of choral activities. Jennifer took over as director at the beginning of this semester after Ron Kean retired at the end of the spring semester. When asked how she felt to be taking over for Kean, Jennifer said, “I don’t think you ever...

Kean to retire with final show

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

April 17, 2013

By Patricia Rocha Reporter   After 19 years at Bakersfield College, choir director Ronald Kean is going out on top. After a total of 30 years teaching, a successful performance over spring break at New York’s infamous Carnegie Hall, and an upcoming finale performance, Kean is excited to retire for new adventures. His final performance will be held on May 4...

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