Ohio, Pennsylvania news release
Manchester College choir to perform
in Ohio, Pennsylvania
en route to Carnegie Hall
College’s A Cappella Choir will sing in Akron, Ohio and in Martinsburg,
Pa., en route to an encore performance in Carnegie Hall.
The choir of
students and alumni has sung in the famous cathedrals of Italy,
including at the Vatican. It will perform for two Church of the Brethren
congregations as it makes its way to New York City for its Saturday, May
26 performance and residency at Carnegie Hall.
In Akron, the
Springfield Church of the Brethren, 3500 Albrecht Ave., will host the
choir at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21.
On May 22 in
Martinsburg, Pa., the choir will perform at Memorial Church of the
Brethren, 210 N. Wall St.
The public is
welcome at both performances. A free-will donation will support the
The 53-member A
Cappella Choir, based at Manchester College in northern Indiana, will
take up residency at Carnegie Hall on May 23. The choir also performed
at the famed venue in 2001. This time, the performance will be at the
baton of Debra Lynn, director of choral music at the College.
program will include several movements from Randall Thompson’s
Peaceable Kingdom, and two
compositions of Manchester College faculty:
Prayer for Peace by Debora
DeWitt, chair of the music department, and
Earth and All Stars by Debra
The A Cappella
Choir’s most recent CD, evermore
& evermore will be available at the church performances.
Manchester is a
Church of the Brethren college with 1,056 students from 27 states and 26
countries. For more about music at Manchester, visit