Susquehanna Chorale to Perform at Mt. Gretna
Mt. Gretna Tabernacle, Lancaster County, Pa.
The critically acclaimed Susquehanna Chorale will perform “Music for a Summer’s Evening” at Mt. Gretna’s open-air Tabernacle in Lancaster County, Pa., as part of Mt. Gretna’s summer concert series, on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford has created a program of music that celebrates our roots – spiritual, relational and musical – that give us wings to dream, feel, and to be inspired.
The concert begins with songs that celebrate faith and historical roots, including Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, American spirituals, and Rhonda Sandberg’s modern arrangement of Bach’s Come, Sweet Death.
The modern lullaby Jenny Rebecca, Bob Chilcott’s setting of Christina Rosetti’s poem “Remember Me,” and Ēriks Ešenvald’s setting of Sara Teasdale’s “Only in Sleep” speak of the experience of looking back at our earliest or most important passages.
Songs from early America conclude the concert. Among them are selections from Copland’s “Old American Songs,” and Shawn Kirchner’s Unclouded Day.
Admission is without charge; a free-will offering to support the Tabernacle’s summer series will be collected.
The Susquehanna Chorale, founded by Tedford in 1981, is a nationally-recognized adult chamber ensemble of 38 singers. The Susquehanna Chorale is ensemble-in-residence at Messiah College.