The Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe will present its Spring Concert at historic St. Mark's Church, 21 Race St., at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, under the direction of Randall D. Perry, artistic director.

This year's concert will feature many great choruses sung by the choral. Part I will include: "Surely, He Hath Borne Our Griefs," "And With His Stripes We Are Healed," and "All We Like Sheep" from Handel's "Messiah," as well as "Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened" from Handel's Coronation Anthem No. 4.

Part II will include: Bach's "Dona Nobis Pacem" and other familiar choruses from Bach Cantatas. Maestro Perry will perform Gigue (from Harpsichord Concerto in G) by Handel. The finale will be the famous: "Hallelujah" from "Messiah".

Advance tickets are available through the chorale office at 810 Carbon St. Jim Thorpe. Call (570) 325-4794 or e-mail requests to [1], or visit [2]. Advance tickets are also available at the Dimmick Library, 54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, and at Carbon County Music and More, 199 S. First St., Lehighton.

A restaurant partnering program is also offered. Visit the chorale Web site for more information.