Heritage Chorale of Lancaster to Appear at Garden Spot Village

March 20, 2012

Performance scheduled for Saturday, April 21 in the chapel.

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Mar. 20, 2012 — The Heritage Chorale of Lancaster will perform a program of inspirational music, in celebration of life’s simple gifts, as part of the Garden Spot Village Saturday Evening Concert Series on Sat., Apr 21. The program will feature songs from the folk tradition and from modern and classical composers Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridisen, Felix Mendelsohn and others.

“We invite our neighbors from throughout eastern Lancaster County to enjoy this high-quality program of entertainment,” said Colleen Musselman, director of life enrichment.

Originally founded in 1994, the Heritage Chorale of Lancaster is a 48-member chorale dedicated to excellence in the choral art form. The group’s performances are based on the art of bel canto, which emphasizes purity of tone, contoured phrasing and vocal blend. Spanning the 16th through 20th centuries, their repertoire includes both a capella and accompanied works.

Barry L. Sawyer, the chorale’s artistic director, has been a soloist and cantor, director and event organizer, and has studied performance and direction in Germany and the United States. He current is choir director at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lancaster. Accompanist is Ann Lefever.

In addition to singing at churches and historical institutions throughout southeast Pennsylvania, the Heritage Chorale of Lancaster has performed at Washington National Cathedral, Longwood Gardens and Bruton Parish Church in Colonia Williamsburg.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. It is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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