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Manayunk Phila: Oasis Chorale 31 July 2011 - 4 pm - free

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Voicing: Mixed
Choral Concert Announcement                                   
 
WHO:                          Oasis Chorale
WHAT:                         An A Cappella Choral Concert
WHERE:                      Saint John The Baptist Church at Pretzel Park in Manayunk, PA.
                                  119 Rector Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127
WHEN:                        Sunday, July 31, 2011  - 4 PM
ADMISSION:                Free Will offering will be received
CONTACT:                       
                                  Oasis Chorale Tour Publicist:         William Hoover                  
        St John’s Church:                         Kevin Chun at the church 215 482-4600
      Email: organpipes@hotmail.com
      Email is best contact
 
The Choir Ministry of St John the Baptist Church is proud to host the Oasis Chorale in a summer program of spiritually uplifting songs.  This chorale of 32 voices was founded in 2003 by a group of young Anabaptist who were working at a home for handicapped children.  As the group musically developed, they invited a conductor to further improve their musical skills and in turn embarked on a singing tour of Ireland, England, and Wales.  This volunteer choir, now in its eighth year, has toured the British Isles for a second time, made three tours to Colorado focused on a prison ministry and made numerous tours on the east coast of the United States.  It now draws its membership from many parts of the United States and Canada.  This is their final concert for this season.  Light refreshments will be served following the program and CD’s of the Oasis Chorale will be available at that time.
 
At St John’s, this is the third choral concert for this year, previous programs were presented by St Joseph’s University Chorus and Concert Choir (60 voices) and the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Boys Choir (55 boys and 18 alumni.)   St John the Baptist RC Church is the largest church in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia and easily seen across the Schuykill river from the expressway of the same name.
 
It’s Manayunk and parking is limited.  Carpool with friends and then go to Main St after the concert.
Preview the choir on the web and visit the magnificent setting for the concert.
 
The Choir:                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEzls3c0ig4
Architecture:                        http://www.keelysociety.com/stjohnmanayunk.htm
Art:                                    http://www.josephsibbelofny.com/classic_navigator_008.htm
 
Parking:  There is limited parking in the church parking lot behind the Rectory by 142 Rector Street.
Parking Lot: Frank’s Safer Parking– 215  688-0551 - 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. 
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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