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Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to present concert on April 3

February 23rd, 2016

cocnertchoir_editMECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2016) — The Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, (Linda L. Tedford, conductor) will present a concert at Messiah College’s Parmer Hall in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on April 3, 2016 at 3 p.m. The choir’s 2016 tour, March 9-13, will take the 45-member group to churches and schools in central and eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. CDs will be available for purchase, including the ensemble’s newest release, “Music Down in My Soul.” The tour will officially conclude on April 3, when the choir presents its home campus concert in Parmer Hall.

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a program of both sacred and secular works in a variety of musical styles, from the Renaissance through recently commissioned compositions. Selections include Morten Lauridsen’s “O Nata Lux,” Z. Randall Stroope’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” as well as hymn arrangements, folk songs and spirituals.

About the Messiah College Concert Choir

The Messiah College Concert Choir is the premier vocal ensemble of the Department of Music at Messiah College and has enjoyed critical acclaim as a result of their performances and recordings. Student participants are chosen annually through competitive auditions from various academic majors and represent a cross-section of the Messiah College community. The choir has toured extensively in the United States, as well as Ireland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Italy. In addition to campus and community concerts, the Messiah College Concert Choir frequently performs with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra as part of their Masterworks Series. The Concert Choir maintains an active recording schedule, producing a new album every year. They have been the featured choir for Kalmus Publications and Mark Foster Publications on their internationally distributed compact discs.

The choir is under the direction of Linda L. Tedford, Director of Choral Activities at Messiah College. She is also the founder and conductor of the Susquehanna Chorale, Ensemble-in-Residence at Messiah College. She is a recipient of Chorus America’s Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the PA American Choral Directors Association prestigious Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence and Theater Harrisburg’s Award for Distinguished Service in the Capitol Area. Ms. Tedford holds a master of music in conducting from Temple University, where she studied with internationally respected conductor, Robert Page.

About Messiah College

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.


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