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"Everything but the Candles" Vespers Preview Concert at Moravian

Moravian College ChoirBethlehem, Pa., November 12, 2013—A concert featuring all of the music of Moravian College's Christmas Vespers performed by the College Choir, Women's Chorus, Brass Ensemble, and other ensembles will be held on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall with prelude music beginning at 7:00 p.m. The theme of the program is “Gratitude and Love.” Hymns will be sung and a soloist will perform the charming Morning Star. This preview to the Moravian College Christmas Vespers is offered for members of the public and those who enjoy the music and spirit of Vespers who cannot attend the services which are held for the campus community.

The Moravian College Choir will be directed by Paula Ring Zerkle associate music professor and the Director of Choral Music. The Women's Chorus is directed by Eduardo Azzati who is an artist-lecturer in voice and conducting. The musical program includes: Ave Maria by Franz Biebl (1964), Gaudete by Steven Sametz (b. 1954); Ding! Dong! Merrily on high by Thoinot Arbeau (1520-1595), Flower of Flowers by Larry Lipkis (b. 1951), Love Is the Key by Zebulon M. Highben (b. 1979), Tu pauperum refugium by Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521); Lobt Gott ihr Christen by Georg Gottfried Müller (1762-1821), transcribed by Rachel Ruisard ’14, and more.

Admission is by donation. For more information please visit the Moravian Music Department web site at http://www.moravian.edu/music. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College’s Priscilla 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 accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Bill Bauman of the Music Department at (610) 861-1650 or email at music@moravian.edu.

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.