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Moravian to preview Christmas Vespers musical program - November 17

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) The Moravian College Choir will hold a special preview concert featuring the music that will be performed during this year's Christmas Vespers services. The preview concert will be held on Saturday, November 17, at 8:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall on Moravian's Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in Historic Bethlehem. The choir will be conducted by David McConnell, interim director of choral activities at Moravian College.

The concert will include works by Praetorius, Palestrina, Gorecki, and David Ashley White. The performance will follow closely the musical itinerary of the College's Vespers services that will be held in December at Central Moravian Church. Admission to the Moravian College Vespers Services is limited to invited members of the campus community.

"This preview concert provides an opportunity for the public to come and hear the beautiful music of our Christmas Vesper services," said choir conductor, David McConnell. "The Vespers preview concert is an excellent forum to showcase our very talented choral students and at the same time provide an opportunity for members of the public to share in this wonderful music."

The concert is open to the pubic. A recommended donation of $5 will be accepted at the door. For further information, call 610-861-1650. Rodgers Organ in Macungie is donating the use of an organ for the concert.