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Bach and Handel Chorale sets concert dates

Published February 09. 2010 05:00PM

The Bach and Handel Chorale will perform its Easter Concert on Saturday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, under the direction of Randall D. Perry, artistic director.

The Victorian Easter Cantata, "Darkness to Dawn," composed by Fred W. Peace will open the program. Other inspiring works to be performed are: "My Jesus, if Ever I Needed You," "I'll Always Have A Friend" and "Christ, the Lord is Risen Today," composed by Maestro Perry.

The Beyond Bach Ensemble will also sing several seasonal selections.

Tickets can be purchased at the chorale office by calling (570) 325-4794 and by e-mail at or online at

Tickets are also available at the Dimmick Memorial Library, 54 Broadway in Jim Thorpe and Carbon County Music and More, 199 S. First St. in Lehighton.

The purchase of a ticket entitles the purchaser to discounts at participating restaurants and merchants in Jim Thorpe.

The Bach and Handel Chorale will also perform its Easter Concert on April 18 in Ringtown at 6 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, 112 West Main, Ringtown. This concert will commemorate the 150th Anniversary Celebration. A free will offering will be taken.

The chorale will perform its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 at St. Mark's in Jim Thorpe. Under the direction of Maestro Perry, the Spring Concert will feature many great choruses sung by the chorale.

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".

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