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Women’s Chorus to Perform with Bel Canto Children’s Chorus and Cordus Mundi

Bethlehem, Pa., October 18, 2010 – The Moravian College Women’s Chorus will perform in concert with the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus, and Cordus Mundi on Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall. They will be directed by Eduardo Azzati, Joy Ondra Hirokawa, and David Fryling. The program will present a variety of choral music that has been written or arranged for each of the vocal ensembles special formations.

Eduardo Azzati is on the Moravian College music faculty as an artist-lecturer in voice and conducting. Joy Ondra Hirokawa is a visiting instructor in music education and the founder of the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus. David Fryling is the associate professor of music and director of choral studies at Hofstra University.

The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus provides an educational and artistic musical experience for children of diverse ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and nurtures a sense of accomplishment and community through the outstanding performance of diverse choral repertoire. For more information on the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus, please visit http://www.belcantochildren.com/.

The Cordus Mundi was formed in January 2005 and is comprised of members from around the Bucks County area. For more information on Cordus Mundi, please visit http://www.cordusmundi.com/.

General admission is $10, or $5 for seniors & students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.lvartsboxoffice.org. For more information on this event, please visit the Moravian Music Department web page www.moravian.edu/music. Peter Hall is located on Moravian College’s Priscialla Payne Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.