ELLINWOOD — California Baptist University’s singing ensemble Light will be will perform at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood.
Sponsors said Light is comprised of eight very talented students from the university’s Collinsworth School of Music. This is one of two small singing groups from California Baptist University that travels throughout the United States during the summer months to minister through their music at different summer camps and churches.
California Baptist University President Dr. Ronald Ellis said music is central to the mission of CBU. “As a university committed to the Great Commission, we must reach people where they are.” Performance groups such as Light touch people through music while teaching students to use music as an avenue of worship with mass appeal.
Additional information from the college notes that Light provides a fresh and exciting approach to music in a variety of styles. Its members combine musical variety with a high level of performance in their ministry.
Auditions will also be offered for CBU scholarship opportunities for high school juniors, seniors, and junior college students after their performance. California Baptist University has been recognized for the fifth straight year as a top-ranked university in the Western United States by U.S. News & World Report magazine.