LOUISVILLE—Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir kicks off its 25th season Wednesday, June 25, at Campbellsville Baptist Church with more than 70 talented young vocalists from across the state—29 of which are also musicians who will perform as the KBC All-State Youth Orchestra.
The six-stop tour will be led by guest conductors Mickey Ballard, minister of music and worship at Central Baptist Church in Paris, and David McCullough, former Director of Bands at Campbellsville University.
Ballard has conducted both the KBC Men’s Chorale and the All-State Youth Choir in recent years, as well as serving Kentucky churches as a minister or clinician. His wife, Sue Ellen Ballard, will serve as the All-State Youth Choir accompanist.
McCullough, music department chair at the University of North Alabama, returns for a fourth time as All-State Youth Orchestra conductor.
Performances will be held:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7 p.m., at Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Tenn.
Friday, June 27, 2014, 11 a.m., at Lifeway Resources Plaza, Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m., Western Kentucky Veterans Center, Hanson.
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7 p.m., Lone Oak First Baptist Church, Paducah.
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Hopkinsville
2014 Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir Members
Soprano: Olivia Baird, Hartford BC; Cierra Bowman, Parkland BC, Louisville; Molly Carnall, FBC Shepherdsville; Ashley Chandler, Lone Oak FBC, Paducah; Callie Copeland, Albany BC; Reilly McDonald, FBC Hopkinsville; Brooklynn Moore, Beaver Dam BC; Hannah Robb, Parkland BC, Louisville; Kaitlyn Taylor, Main Street BC, Williamsburg; Courtney Thompson, FBC Frankfort; Chelsea Arnold, Hartford BC; Leah Beach, Lone Oak FBC, Paducah; Sarahbeth Cox, FBC Brandenburg; Hadley George, FBC Shelbyville; Abby Pickett, FBC Shepherdsville; Paige Ruddel, FBC Fisherville; Rebecca Sams, Millville BC, Frankfort; Olivia Swadley, Lone Oak FBC, Paducah; and Hannah Vinson, Scottsville BC.
Bass: Jake Breeding, Rineyville BC, Rineyville; Lucas Butler, FBC Brandenburg; Alex Cobb, FBC Owenton; Chase Harberson, Broadway BC, Lexington; Glen Hooper, FBC Shepherdsville; Matthew Howerton, Madisonville BC; Caelan McDonald, FBC Hopkinsville; Trase Milburn, Highland Park FBC, Louisville; Peyton Taylor, Canton BC, Cadiz; Ezra Vibbert, Burksville BC; and Neill Young, Parkway BC, Bardstown.
Alto: Kylee Auten, Highland Park FBC, Louisville; Arianna Baird, Horse Cave BC; Michaela Bowman, FBC London; Shelby Caudel, Horse Cave BC; Emily Couch, FBC Lawrenceburg; Hannah Deaton, Hurstbourne BC, Louisville; Mildred Dominguez, FBC Albany; Abigail Etherton, New Horizon BC, Elizabethtown; Jenny Fackler, FBC Brandenburg; Morgan Fathergill, Immanuel BC, Lexington; Ragan Glover, FBC Madisonville; Rhea Goodman, Rineyville BC; Sydney Jessee, Lawrenceburg BC; Olivia Kessinger, FBC Brandenburg; Paige Kinman, Versailles BC; Rachel Kinman, Versailles BC; McKenna Lewis, FBC Lawrenceburg; Anna McKinley, Immanuel BC, Elizabethtown; Liah McKinley, Immanuel BC, Elizabethtown; Malika McKinley, Immanuel BC, Elizabethtown; Rebekah McKinley, Immanuel BC, Elizabethtown; Kasey Miracle, FBC Madisonville; Stephanie Morgan, Hartford BC; Caitlyn Neal, Rock Haven BC, Brandenburg; Kailey Phelps, Burkesville BC; Chelsey Pomeroy, FBC Fairdale; Sonya Rodriguez, FBC Hopkinsville; Sara Rolstad, FBC Hopkinsville; Millie Wade, Lone Oak FBC, Paducah; and Kathryn Weeks, Hurstbourne BC, Louisville.
Tenor: Matthew Bain, Sovereign Grace BC, Lawrenceburg; Jake Ballard, Central BC, Paris; Zane Birdsong, Immanuel BC, Paducah; Bennett Cobban, FBC Middletown; Tyler Dorris, Highview BC, Louisville; Devin Farley, Buck Run BC, Frankfort; Nathan King, Lone Oak FBC, Paducah; Nathaniel Richey, Burks Branch BC, Shelbyville; Robbie Sams, Millville BC, Frankfort; Nathanael Sears, FBC Somerset; and Evan Stewart, Highview BC, Louisville.
2014 Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Orchestra Members
Flute: Shelby Caudel, Malika McKinley, Caitlyn Neal, Sonya Rodriquez and Millie Wade.
Oboe: Ashley Chandler and Rhea Goodman.
Clarinet: Olivia Baird, Leah Beach, Michaela Bowman, Kailey Phelps, Nathaniel Richey and Paige Ruddell.
Bass Clarinet: Stephanie Morgan.
Bassoon: Rebekah McKinley.
Alto Saxophone: Jake Ballard and Chase Harberson.
French Horn: Glen Hooper, Tyler Dorris, Caelan McDonald, Sara Rolstad, Olivia Swadley and Hannah Vinson.
Trumpet: Liah McKinley.
Euphonium: Morgan Fathergill.
Tuba: Nathan King and Bennett Cobban.
Percussion: Reilly McDonald and Anna McKinley.
Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir began in the summer of 1989 and the Kentucky Baptist All-State Orchestra began in the summer of 1995. Each winter and spring, students in grades 9-12 audition for the KBC All-State Choir and Orchestra. A large group of the all-state students audition for the choir and orchestra in 9th grade and return each year through their senior year. This year’s choir consists of 71 high school vocalists, 29 of those students were selected to play in the orchestra.