Salem Singers to Highlight Patriot Day at Garden Spot Village

August 19, 2011

The public is invited to the September 11 program in the community chapel.

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Aug. 19, 2011 — To mark Patriot Day, the Salem Singers will perform sacred and patriotic music in memory of those fallen and in prayer for those who survived. The program is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland.

“We are pleased to welcome one of the Pacific Northwest’s best-known sacred choral groups for this important commemoration,” said Colleen Musselman, director of life enrichment at Garden Spot Village. “We’re also thrilled that one of the original members, Francis Wonderly, is still singing with the group.”

The Salem Singers were first organized in 1943 as a mixed chorus, and became a men’s chorus in 1948. They have made 23 recordings. Their first, featuring In His Care and Since Jesus Took All My Sins Away, was a 78 rpm recording. Their more recent recordings are available on CD and cassette tape. The group has also toured around the world, including Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

The group’s motto is “Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the medium of music,” and prospective members give testimony as part of their audition.

The group never charges for their performances, but they will accept freewill love offerings.

The performance is open to the public. For more information, call 717-355-6000.