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Moravian to Preview Christmas Vespers Musical Program

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) The Moravian College Choir, conducted by Paula Ring Zerkle, Director of Choral Music at Moravian College, will hold a special preview concert featuring the music that will be performed during this year's Christmas Vespers services. The preview concert will be held on Saturday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall on Moravian's Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in Historic Bethlehem. Prelude music will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be played by several small ensembles at the college.

The concert will include works by Francis Poulenc, Moses Hogan, Daniel Pinkham, Arvo Pärt, Sergei Rachmaninov, and much more. The performance will follow the musical itinerary of the College's Vespers services that will be held in the first two weekends of December at Central Moravian Church. Admission to these Moravian College Vespers Services is limited to invited members of the campus community.

"This preview concert provides an opportunity for the folks who may not be able to come to Vespers to hear the charming and varied music of our Christmas Vesper services," said Zerkle. "The Vespers preview concert is an excellent forum to showcase our very talented choral singers and, at the same time, provide an opportunity for members of the Lehigh Valley community to share in this wonderful music."

The concert is open to the pubic. A recommended donation of $6 will be accepted at the door. There will be a reception of Moravian sugar cake and coffee following the event. For further information, call 610-861-1650. Allen Organ in Macungie is donating the use of an organ for the concert.