Bethany Nazarene College A Cappella Choir 1955-1956

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Bethany Nazarene College A Cappella Choir 1955-1956


From the back of the album cover:

Side 1:
1. I Love Thy Kingdom Lord: Hymn Tune "St. Thomas" Arranged by Noble Cain
2. I Have Lifted Up My Spirit: Aiblinger (1779-1867) Set to English words by John Forest
3. Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain: Noble Cain
4. Holy Lord God: Noble Cain

Side 2:
5. Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley: Arranged by Ivan Trusler, Jr.
6. Oh What A Day: George Schuler
7. The Crystal Fountain: Floyd Hawkins, Arranged by Lester L. Dunn
8. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow: Ira Stanphill, Arranged by Lester L. Dunn, Lester L. Dunn, Tenor Soloist

Bethany Nazarene College is an accredited four-year college lo­cated at Bethany, Oklahoma, two miles west of Oklahoma City on Highway 66. It is the official college for the West Central Zone of the Church of the Nazarene. This Zone includes western Missouri, and the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The college maintains five divisions: Division of Fine Arts, Division of Humani­ties, Division of Natural Sciences, Division of Social Sciences, and Division of Religion and Philosophy. It grants the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Business and Home Economics, and Bachelor of Theology. The college welcomes inquiries concerning any part of its educational program. Address all requests to The Registrar, Bethany Nazarene College, Bethany, Oklahoma.

The Bethany Nazarene A Cappella Choir was first organized in 1938. Since that time it has appeared in concert in eight states. The Personnel of the choir is chosen by try-outs each fall. It is not limited to students from the Fine Arts Division, but is open to any student enrolled in the college who can meet the requirements. The choir is distinctly Christian in its beliefs and practices; and the sole purpose of the choir is to present a program of sacred music with distinction, backed by vital Christian experience.

Art work by Rosalie Rose and Roy Simpson, students of Ray Bowman, Head of Bethany Nazarene College Art Department.

Choir Members in group photo:
Left Column, back to front: Bing Kelly, Dean Horton, Joyce Ripper, Oletha Ludwig, Lou Anna Allen, Doris Ammons, Kathy Snowbarger, Bobbie Meador, Genell Crawford, Vera Ruth Winter, Doris Bumpus, Jeanette Ware
Center: Larry Doskocil Right Column, back to front: Henry Cheatwood, Charlotte Stanley, Mary Burdine, Evangeline Steele, Pat Swigart, Kathy Millsap, Delma Montgomery, LaDonna Sparks, Ruth Kunston, Diane Neely, Delta Rogers
Back Row: Jack Imel, Bob Smith, Duane Harder, Hiram Sanders, Dick Newton, Paul Lana
Front Row: Kenneth Rogers, Benny Luinstra, DIck Osborn, Dean Neff, Church Harper, Talmadge Johnson, Leon Wyss, Lester Knight


BNC 1955-1956 A Cappella Choir




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BNC 1955-1956 A Cappella Choir, “Bethany Nazarene College A Cappella Choir 1955-1956,” Fred Floyd Archives, Southern Nazarene University, accessed May 22, 2024,