You’ll feel in your heart that it’s springtime once again when you hear the voices of the St. Luke’s Singers.
All are invited to the Singers’ annual spring concert–a Lehigh Valley tradition–on Sunday, April 22, at Wesley Methodist Church located at 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem. The prelude begins at 2:45 p.m and the concert 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 preeminent health care provider and the region’s oldest, founded in Bethlehem to care for steel workers in 1872. Through the Singers, listeners gain an appreciation of St. Luke’s long and storied history and the Network’s deep community roots.
The spring concert is entitled “In the Name of Music.” This is also the title of one of the pieces that the Singers are preparing. This piece was commissioned by the 2015 Texas Music Educators Region V All-Region Combined Choir.
This concert includes “Adoramus Te,” an arrangement of “Arioso” by J. S. Bach. Then the Singers will perform “Achieved is the Glorious Work” from Haydn’s “Creation” with celebrated organist Brian C. Snyder. “He, Watching Over Israel” is from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, “Elijah.” The choir will conclude the first half of its concert with “I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing.” This selection is arranged by Howard Helvey. A mind-blowing four-handed piano accompaniment will be played by Brian C. Snyder and Romaine Laury.
The second half includes arrangements of “Watch What Happens,” “Dear Heart,” “It Had to Be You” and “All of Me.” Instrumentalists Dave Heine, Tom Mondschein and John Gackenbach will perform.
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. Proceeds will benefit St. Luke’s Hospice.
The Singers’ dulcet tones raise funds for various St. Luke’s community programs. Since 1991, they have collected more than $250,000 for a multitude of altruistic endeavors.
Note: This story was contributed by St. Luke’s University Health Network. Its publication is part of a health news partnership between Saucon Source and SLUHN.