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Women’s Chorus to Perform Sacred and Secular Works by American Composers

Bethlehem, Pa., April 15, 2010—The Moravian College Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Eduardo M. Azzati, will perform a concert of sacred and secular music by American composers on Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

The main course of the secular portion of the program will be the Winter Cantata Op. 97 (Cantata No 2) for Women’s Chorus, flute and marimba by Philadelphian Vincent Persichetti, one of the most prolific American composers of the 20th Century and together with Samuel Barber the most famous Philadelphian composer. The Winter Cantata is comprised of twelve short pieces, vignettes about winter, on English translations of Japanese Haiku poems.

The program will conclude with a few very well know standards from the jazz, music theater, and African-American repertoire.

Concert admission is $15/$10. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, near Main and Church Streets in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pa.  For more information, call the Music Department at 610 861-1350 or visit: www.moravian.edu.