Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Coventry Singers to Perform Free Holiday Concert

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The Coventry Singers present their Christmas concert “Silence….and the Glory” Saturday, Dec. 1 in North Coventry and Sunday, Dec. 2 in Phoenixville. 

The concert includes classical and traditional Christmas works featuring selections from Handel’s Messiah and Bach Cantata No. 142, “To Us a Child is Given.” 

More contemporary music include pieces by Dan Forrest and Will Todd. The concert concludes with the John Rutter “Gloria” accompanied by brass and organ.

The conductor for the Coventry Singers is interim director Lisa VanHeldorf. Lisa is a graduate of New England Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance. She holds a Masters degree from Notre Dame in voice performance. She has held the position of choir director and music coordinator at Media Presbyterian Church since 2011 and has been directing choirs throughout the greater Philadelphia area for the past 20 years. 

Nadine Lydic returns as piano accompanist. Nadine holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her master’s degree in music is from West Chester University. She is a retired teacher from the Boyertown School District and has been a beloved member of the Coventry Singers for many years.

The Coventry Singers, a choir of about 40 voices, have been performing in the Pottstown area since 1972. They have performed with the Pottstown Symphony, the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, and at Longwood Gardens Christmas Concert Series. 

 More recently they have performed Handel’s Messiah with the Reading Choral Society, the National Anthem at the Reading Royals hockey games and participated in the Pottstown Relay for Life luminaria lighting ceremony.

Performances take place Saturday Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Road and Sunday Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 Saint John’s Circle Phoenixville. 

The concerts are free and all are welcome. A freewill offering will be accepted. 

For more information about the Coventry Singers, visit their website or find them on Facebook at Coventry Singers-Pottstown, Pa.

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