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Manayunk Phila: St Joe's Univ Choir - 18 March 2011 - 8 pm

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

 The Saint Joseph’s University Singers and Concert Choir will present an evening of choral music in the great 19th century edifice of St John the Baptist Church.
 
Location: 119 Rector St, Phila, Pa 19127 on the eastside of Pretzel Park.
 
Tickets/ Admission - Free will offering or canned goods for the food ministry.
 
The program will include three excerpts from the Requiem by Maurice Durufle,  The Liebeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms and Bogoroditse Devo, a setting of the Ave Marie from the Russian Liturgy, by Sergei Rachmananov,  If Music Be The Food Of Love by Dickau, Lux Arumque by Whitaker and a rousing rendition of Sund’s arrangement of What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor.
 
The entire audience will also be invited to join in the singing of a few tunes.
When was the last time you sang with several hundred people where the song wasn’t The Star Spangled Banner or Take Me Out to the Ball Game?
 
It’s Manayunk and parking is limited.  Carpool with friends and then go to Main St after the concert to celebrate St Patrick’s Day !
 
See the grandeur of St John’s and preview the choir on the web:
 
Architecture:                        http://www.keelysociety.com/stjohnmanayunk.htm
Art:                                    http://www.josephsibbelofny.com/classic_navigator_008.htm
 
The Choir:                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvFElIIroUs&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
 
Parking:  Frank Pillar’s parking garage is down the street from the church under the train trestle on Cresson St near Roxborough Avenue by Pretzel Park.  There is limited parking in the church parking lot behind the Rectory at 142 Rector Street. Frank’s Safer Parking– 215  688-0551 - Other than that it’s street parking.
 
Train: Take the Manayunk/ Norristown train to the Manayunk Station and walk east along the train trestle to Pretzel Park.  As you approach the park, the enormous church will loom before you.
 
Driving: Take 76 and exit at Exit 338 – Belmont Ave/ Green Lane Exit over the river.  Then make a right at Cresson Street, heading eastward under the train trestle.
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