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Messiah College Men's and Women's ensembles to perform with the Chamber Singers


The Messiah College's Women's Ensemble rehearses before a performance at the St. Lawrence Chapel in Harrisburg.
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The Messiah College Men's Ensemble performs during the Christmas concert at St. Lawrence Chapel in Harrisburg.
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GRANTHAM, Pa. (April 6, 2005) — Messiah College’s Men’s and Women’s ensembles will be joined by the Messiah College Chamber Singers to perform a concert on April 27 at 8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel, located on the college’s Grantham campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (717) 766-2511, ext. 3310.

Under the direction of Katrina Peddell, assistant professor of music, the Women’s Ensemble is a 50-voice choir that provides opportunities for students to explore literature specifically for female voices. Some selections for the concert include, “The Snow” by Edward Elgar, “How Do I Love Thee?” by Nathan Christensen, and “Once I Had a Sweetheart” by Mark Puddy.

The Men’s Ensemble, directed by Messiah College’s Director of Choral Activities Linda Tedford, is a 22-voice all male choir. During the concert, they will be doing several selections that include, “How Can I Keep from Singing” by Bradley Ellingboe, “There is Nothing Like a Dame” by Richard Rodgers, and “Non Nobis Domine” by Patrick Doyle.

The Chamber Singers is a 13-member ensemble performing a cappella repertoire and is also under the direction of Tedford. Their selections include, “ Kittery” by William Billings, “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel Gawthrop, “You are the New Day” by Peter Knight, and “O My Luve’s Like a Red Rose” by David Dickau.

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 60 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.

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