You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers.
All are invited to the Singers’ annual Christmas benefit concert–a proud Lehigh Valley tradition–on Sunday, Nov. 26, at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem. Preludes begin at 2:45 p.m. and the concert begins at 3 p.m.
A Lehigh Valley institution, the St. Luke’s Singers are a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Lehigh Valley’s biggest health care provider–and its oldest. St. Luke’s was founded in Bethlehem, the Christmas City, to care for steelworkers in 1872. Through the Singers, listeners gain an appreciation of St. Luke’s long and storied history and the Network’s deep roots in the community.
The Singers dulcet tones warm hearts and raise funds for various St. Luke’s community programs. Since 1991, the Singers have collected more than a quarter-million dollars on behalf of a multitude of altruistic endeavors.
On Nov. 26, the Singers will perform a varied program from around the world, demonstrating their exceptional range as performers. They will begin with “Personent Hodie” from Germany, “Good People, All Rejoice” quoting a carol from the Provence region of France and the Scottish folk song “What Strangers Are These?”
On the lighter side, the program includes “Waltz for an Open Sleigh,” a jazz waltz interpretation of “Jingle Bells” and “Here Comes Santa Claus.” The concert closes with Les Brown’s holiday swing number, “We Wish You the Merriest,” previously recorded by Frank Sinatra.
The St. Luke’s Singers will donate the proceeds from the concert to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice program. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Gift shops at St. Luke’s Allentown, Anderson, Bethlehem and Warren campuses or by calling 610-759-6325.
Note: This story was contributed by St. Luke’s University Health Network. Its publication is part of a news partnership between Saucon Source and SLUHN.