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Westminster College Concert Choir to Tour Pennsylvania and New York Churches

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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2000

The Westminster College Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers will perform at several churches in Pennsylvania and New York during January break.

The performances include: Sunday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. (worship service), First Church of the Covenant, 250 W. Seventh St., Erie; Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. , Webster Presbyterian Church, 550 Webster Rd., Webster, N.Y.; Thursday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg; Friday, Jan 19, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 4 S. Ridge Ave., Ambler; and Sunday, Jan. 21, 9 and 10:30 a.m. (worship services), First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Miner St., West Chester.

Under the direction of Dr. Robin Anna-Karin Lind, the Westminster College Choir will sing a variety of numbers including a Samoan folksong, "Minoi, Minoi," Orlando Gibbons' "Hosanna to the Son of David," Anton Bruckner's "Ave Maria," Benjamin Britten's "Festival Te Deum," with soloist Nora Drake, Alexander Pascanu's "Chindia," Venezuelan folk song, "Yo le canto todo el dia," and Peter Lutkin's "The Lord Bless You and Keep You."

The Madrigal Singers, which is a select mixed ensemble, will also perform several numbers at the concert. The program includes William Byrd's "Haec Diec," Tomas Luis de Victoria's "Ave Maria," Gerald Finzi's "My Spirit Sang All Day," and "When I Fall in Love" with soloists Keri Conger and Brad Linn.

The concerts are accompanied by seniors Stanley H. Rothrock II and Elizabeth A. Keen. Dr. Elizabeth A. Harrison, Westminster College organist, will also be traveling with the choir, and performing an organ solo.

For more information contact Mary James, Westminster College director of alumni relations, at (724) 946-7363.