Southern Nazarene University's Christmas Media Collection

BNC Messiah Album Cover 1960s

The Christmas media collection includes both audio and video clips of Christmastime from the history of Southern Nazarene University . 

This collection features the Christmas musical stylings from the choirs of Bethany-Peniel College (BPC), Bethany Nazarene College (BNC), and Southern Nazarene University's (SNU). Selections include the following albums:

  • Handel's Messiah: 1953, BPC; BPC Christmas Chorus Directed by Lester L. Dunn; Organist: Ruth Taylor 
  • Handel's Messiah: 1960s, BNC; BNC Oratorio Chorus Directed by Harrel C. Lucky; Organist: Ruth Taylor, Soprano: Marcia Schultz, Contralto : Nelinda Purtee, Tenor : Robert Rist, and Bass : Dale German
  • Handel's Messiah: 1981, BNC; BNC Choral Society & Orchestra Directed by Dwight L. Uphaus; Continuo: Mark Reighard
  • Christmas Concert: 1987, SNU; SNU Choral Society & Orchestra Directed by David L. Miller, Organ: Mark Reighard
  • Christmas Sounds: 1990s, SNU; SNU Chorale, Choral Society & Brass Choir Directed by David L. Miller, Phil A. Moore.
  • Christmas Chapel: 1998, SNU; Music Led by Phil A. Moore.

This video selection shows students engaging faculty in the Annual Snowball Fight outside of Bresee Hall on the campus of BPC in 1949.   

*Note:  In 1955, BPC became BNC, and, in 1985, BNC became Southern Nazarene University.

Handel's Messiah - Bethany Peniel College Oratorio Chorus (1953)

BPC Messiah 1953

Handel's Messiah presented by the BPC Christmas Chorus, including members of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, Directed by Lester L. Dunn. Recorded at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, now Herrick Auditorium on Sunday, 13 Dec. 1953. Soloists include; Soprano: Mabel Sonnevik, Contralto: Evelyn Robinson, Tenor: Herbert (Gene) Chambers, and Bass: Geron Brown.

For additional information see the attached newspaper article. 

English
Type: 
Audio

Handel's Messiah - Bethany Nazarene College Oratorio Chorus (1960's)

Bethany Nazarene College Oratorio Chorus presents Handel's Messiah

Bethany Nazarene College's Oratorio Chorus presents Handel's Messiah.

Directed by Harrell Lucky
Organist: Ruth Taylor
Soprano: Marcia Schultz
Contralto : Nelinda Purtee
Tenor : Robert Rist
Bass : Dale German

English
Type: 
Audio

Handel's Messiah - Bethany Nazarene College Choral Society and Orchestra (1981)

BNC Messiah 1981 program cover

Bethany Nazarene College Choral Society & Orchestra present Handel's Messiah.  Performed and recorded in Herrick Auditorium on the campus of Bethany Nazarene College on 07 December 1981 at 8:00PM.  This recording of the Messiah was Conducted by Dr. Dwight L. Uphaus with Continuo by Mark Reighard. Jaleen Morgan served as rehearsal accompanist.  

English
Type: 
Audio

SNU Choral Society Christmas Concert (1987)

SNU Choral Society Christmas Concert 1987 cover

Southern Nazarene University Choral Society in Christmas Concert. Recorded Monday, 07 Dec. 1987 in Cantrell Music Hall. Directed by David L. Miller, Organ: Mark Reighard. 

The repertoire for this concert includes Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Cantata 191 by J.S. Bach, and choruses from Messiah by George Frederic Handel.

Soloists in order of appearance for Vivaldi's Gloria are: Kim Bradford, Ella Millarrd, Melissa McIntosh, Stephanie Leisher, and Darla Leewright.

English
Type: 
Audio

SNU Christmas Sounds (1990s)

SNU Christmas Sounds cover

Southern Nazarene University presents the SNU Choral, Brass Choir and Choral Society in their annual Christmas concert : Christmas Sounds. Directed by David L. Miller, and Phil A. Moore.

English
Type: 
Audio

SNU Christmas Chapel (1998)

SNU Christmas Chapel 1998 cover

This is the annual Christmas Chapel from 09 Dec. 1998 recorded in Herrick Auditorium.  Phil A. Moore leads the congregation in the singing of Christmas hymns.  

English
Type: 
Audio

Tabs

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00004239
Subscribe to Southern Nazarene University's Christmas Media Collection