Bethany Nazarene College Chorale 1989

BNC Chorale 1989 Cover
BNC Chorale 1989 album cover with photo of chorale members.

Bethany Nazarene College Chorale was recorded in 1989, under the direction of David L. Miller.

From the back of the album cover:

Side 1: 

  1. CLAP YOUR HANDS (2:10) Nancy R. Roberts Psalm 47 20th Century 
  2. OH LORD, IN THEE HAVE I TRUSTED (3:43) George F. Handel from Dettingen Te Deum 18th Century 
  3. EVERY VALLEY SHALL BE EXALTED (2:57) John Ness Beck Isaiah 40: 4,5 20th Century .
  4. FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT WITH ALL THY MIGHT (1:45) . John Gardner Text: J.S.B. Monsell 20th Century 
  5. WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS (4:12) Lowell Mason Gilbert Martin, Arr. 20th Century Text: Isaac Watts

Side 2:

  1. MOSES (7:12) Words & Music: Ken Medema 20th Century
  2. AMAZING GRACE (2:33) Virginia Harmony, Edwin Excell (Arr.) Ovid Young (Arr.) Text: John Newton 20th Century.
  3. AND CAN IT BE? (4:42) Thomas Campbell/Ovid Young (Arr.) Text: Charles Wesley 20th Century 
  4. IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL (3:13) P.P. Bliss/O. Young  Text: Horatio Spafford 20th Century 


SOPRANOS: Paula Beehler - Tulsa, Oklahoma; Shelley Crandall - Mesquite, Texas; Lori Crow - Colorado Springs, Colorado; Faith Elliott - Ozark,Arkansas;  Dena Hickey - Canon City, Colorado; Cyndi Holland - Topeka, Kansas; Anna Lee Hursh -  Houston, Texas; Angie Lunsford - Nacogdoches, Texas; Cindy Maule - Kingsfisher, Oklahoma; Jan Walker - Greenville, Texas
ALTOS: Gail Allen - Houston, Texas; Debbie Bernius - Amarillo, Texas; Roberta Cole - El Paso, Texas; Wendy Dewey - Natchitoches, Louisiana; Marilyn Duncan - Bethany, Oklahoma; Jeanne Fuller - Lubbock, Texas; Renee Gilley - San Angelo, Texas; Teresa Harrell - Conway, Arkansas; Sharon Johnson - Odessa, Texas; Emily Mosshart - Abilene, Texas; Paulette Murray - Lake Charles, Lousiana; Joy Pits - Nacogdoches, Texas; Jackie Shaw - Corpus Christi, Texas; Judy Turner - Olympia, Washington
TENORS: Mark Cargill - Arcadia, California; Tim Hursh - Houston, Texas; James Mowry - Austin, Texas; Todd Renegar - Santa Cruz, California; Richard Stegall - Tyler, Texas 
BASSES: Robert Cook - Alvin, Texas; *Bernie DeWitt - Ponca City, Oklahoma; Bill Gartung -  Liberal, Kansas; Mike Hocking - San Angelo, Texas; Jerry Kitts - Duncanville, Texas; John Paul Lewis - Fort Worth, Texas; Jim Miller - Houston, Texas; Tony Petty -  Clovis, New Mexico; Mike Rogers -  Houston, Texas; Nick Schendel - Dinuba, California; Geron Steen - Bethany, Oklahoma; John Wiggs - Nashville, Tennessee 
CREDITS: Samuel G. Hutchison, Organist; Bernie DeWitt, Pianist
DIRECTOR: The BNC Chorale is directed by David Lunn Miller, Professor of Choral Music, Organ, and Church Music. Raised as a Nazarene parsonage in Kansas City, he attended BNC for his undergraduate work. Mr. Miller recently completed his Master's degree in Church Music at the Westminister Choir College of Princeton, New Jersey. He has studied organ with Wilma Jensen and Robert Carwithen, and choral music with Joseph Flummerfelt. In addition, he has participated in the Robert Shaw Conductor's Seminars 1975 · 1977. During his graduate work, the director served as Mini~ter of Music for a prominent church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, directing several handbell, children and adult choirs. 
COLLEGE: Bethany Nazarene College is a senior coeducational college which was founded in 1899. It is one of eight liberal" arts colleges. in the United States under the sponsorship of the Church of the Nazarene. BNC annually serves approximately 1400 students who come from nearly every state, approximately ten foreign countries and thirty religious denominations. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Arts. 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT: BNC offers various degree programs leading to careers in music. These programs prepare stu• dents for church music ministries, performance careers, private teaching, and public school teaching. The twenty member music facility offers courses in areas such as music history, theory, conducting, teaching, church music and all applied fields. 
Recorded by Garman Kimmell at All Soul's Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (Side One) & Cantrell Music Hall, Bethany, Oklahoma, (Side Two) 


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