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An Afternoon of Jazz Vespers at College Hill Moravian Church

Bethlehem, Pa., February 9, 2011 -- Moravian College faculty members, Neil Wetzel, saxophone, Skip Wilkins, piano, Gary Rissmiller, drums, Paul Rostock, bass, & Alan Gaumer, trumpet, join forces with the Moravian College Choir to present a Duke Ellington inspired service to shake the walls and bring down the house on Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. at College Hill Moravian Church. This event is open to the public and admission is a free will offering.

Saxophonist Neil Wetzel is the director of jazz studies. Pianist Skip Wilkins is an associate professor of music at Lafayette College. Paul Rostock, bass, is an artist lecturer in jazz and classical bass. Alan Gaumer, trumpet, is an artist lecturer in jazz trumpet.

College Hill Moravian Church is located at 72 West Laurel Street, Bethlehem, PA. For more information please visit http://home.moravian.edu/public/music/. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type 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.