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A Slice of Vienna at Moravian College

The Moravian College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Moravian Chamber Symphony will be performing in concert at Moravian College’s Foy Concert Hall on Saturday May 1 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. The theme of the concert is "A Slice of Vienna." The program is comprised of music by composers who lived in Vienna.

The Moravian College Women’s Chorus, directed by Paula Ring Zerkle, will be performing Three Canons and "Alleluja" from Exsultate Jubiltate, both by Mozart, and Selections from Litanie Della Madonna by Haydn. The "Alleluja" from Exsultate Jubiltate features Jamie Reese, soprano, and Susan Carr, Christa Mosher, and Evangeline Dollemore, solo trio. The Haydn features Nora Cheatham, Clara Thorne, and Jennifer Episcopio, solo trio.

The Moravian College Choir, directed by Paula Ring Zerkle, will perform Two Sacred Motets by Bruckner, and the Mass in F Major by Schubert. The Mass in F Major, written when Schubert was only fifteen years old, features Yvonne Robinson, soprano; Tara McFadden, alto; Gregory Oaten, tenor; and Eduardo Azzatti, bass.

The Moravian Chamber Symphony, directed by George Corbett, will perform Adagio, Moderato from Elgar’s Cello Concerto, op. 85, featuring Jennifer Smull, cello. Jennifer Smull, a junior music performance major at Moravian College, is the winner of the 1999 Concerto Competition. The Chamber Symphony will also perform Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21 by Beethoven.

The Moravian College Choir, Women’s Chorus and Moravian Chamber Symphony invite you to join in the excitement of Vienna. The Viennese Pastry Shop, located on Main Street in Bethlehem, will be providing Viennese deserts for the reception following the performance.

"A Slice of Vienna" is sure to offer wonderful music and delicious Viennese deserts.

The Moravian College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Moravian Chamber Symphony will perform May 1 at 8 p.m. and May 2 at 4 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall, Church Street Campus, Moravian College at Church and Main streets in historic Bethlehem. General admission is $5.