LINDSBORG, Kan. — The Real Men Sing vocal workshop at Bethany College Jan. 23 brought over 400 young men, grades 5-12, from 34 schools across Kansas to Lindsborg. The singers spent the day working with music professionals in one of three groups.
The High School Choir, conducted by Paul Neal, Associate Professor of Music at Berry College performed “Leave Her Johnny”, arranged by Daniel Lynch, and “Tuba”, arranged by Michael Marrett.
The Changing Voices Choir, conducted by Greg Bontrager, Buhler High School vocal music teacher, and Nicholas Griggs, McPherson High School vocal teacher performed “Vive L'Amour” arranged by Bobby Siltman, and “Wade in the Water” arranged by Dan Davidson.
The Unchanged Voice Choir, conducted by Alex Underwood, Hays High School choir teacher, performed “Pie Jesu” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot and “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers arranged by Robert T. Gibson. The final performance was “God Bless America” performed by all choirs combined.
Mark Lucas, Associate Professor of Music, organized the annual event alongside Bontrager, Neal, Griggs, and Underwood. Accompanists were Daniel Masterson, Professor of Music, and Tyler Boehmer, Visiting Associate Professor of Music, Brenda Finch, and Glenna Balsick.
Students from Buhler, Inman, Smoky Valley, Canton Galva, Central Plains and McPherson districts participated along with others from across the Sunflower State.
The performance is available to view on the Bethany College Music Department Facebook Page.