Manchester’s Carnegie Hall choirs
embark on spring tour of churches
For its spring choir tour, Manchester College will sing out a wide range
of material for six church congregations in Indiana and Illinois – from
sacred Latin to gospel, opera, folksongs and the whimsical.
The Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir are accustomed to challenge.
They are warming up for an encore performance next spring in Carnegie
Hall, and have performed in the Vatican and cathedrals of Italy. Dr.
Debra Lynn, associate professor of music, directs the choirs and has
composed some of their music.
The spring evermore and evermore tour begins with a home concert
at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12 in the Manchester Church of the Brethren,
1306 N. Beckley. The public is welcome.
Then, the 48-member ensemble takes to the road May 22-28, traveling to
churches in Anderson, Indianapolis and Crawfordsville in Indiana, and to
Peoria and Elgin in Illinois. All performances except Elgin are at 7:30 p.m. and include a free-will
offering. Pianist Alan Chambers will accompany the tour.
Four of the performances are for Church of the Brethren congregations
and guests. Manchester is a
Church of the Brethren liberal arts college, with 1,104 students.
For more about the College and its Department of Music, visit
Anderson, Ind. – Monday, May 22 in Anderson Church of the
Brethren, 741 Scatterfield Rd.
Indianapolis – Wednesday, May 24 in Northview Church of the
Brethren, 5555 E. 46th St.
Crawfordsville, Ind. – Thursday, May 25 in New Hope Christian
Church, 2746 U.S. 231 S
Peoria, Ill. – Friday, May 26 in Peoria Church of the Brethren,
4714 N. Sheridan Rd.
Elgin, Ill. – 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28 in Highland Avenue Church
of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Ave.
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