We remember 1995
Singers from at least five United Methodist churches will perform in a 168-member choir on April 19 during a memorial concert in Oklahoma City. The singers, from 28 churches, signify the 168 people who died in the 1995 bombing downtown. Presented by the Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy & the Arts, the concert will begin at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Ginger Howl, music director for OKC-Grace UMC, said singers first learned the music in their individual churches. “We Rise To Bless You Still” is directed by acclaimed choral conductor Anton Armstrong of St. Olaf College. Other UM choristers are from OKC-Village, OKC-Chapel Hill, St. Mark’s in Bethany, and Yukon’s Good Shepherd churches, Howl said. From left, performing from Grace UMC are: Rebekah Ingraham, Bob Boone, Lori Hoegg, Philip Boone, Marsha Sneed, Fred Doak, Annette Harper, and Ryan Hoegg.