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Messiah University choir to perform in Doylestown


The Messiah University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Dr. Joy Meade, conductor, will present a concert of choral music at Doylestown Presbyterian Church at 127 E. Court St., Doylestown, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

No tickets are required for this free concert and all are welcomed. A free-will offering will be received to support Doylestown Presbyterian Church’s Celebrate the Arts Series, which strives to share the gifts of talented musicians and vocalists with the community.

The choir’s 2024 tour, March 12-17, will take the 46-member group to churches and high schools in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a program titled “I Love To Tell The Story.” The repertoire spans the centuries to share stories faith, from Renaissance motets to newly-composed pieces by Messiah University faculty, arrangements of beloved spirituals and hymns, ancient prayer texts and musical reflections on current events.

Selections include motets by Weelkes and Sweelink, portions of Bach’s “St. John Passion,” spiritual arrangements by Stacey V. Gibbs, Shawn Okpebholo and Alice Parker, and convicting new works by Jocelyn Jagen, Eric Barnum, Rene Clausen and Eric Nelson, and “stunning” hymn arrangements.

For information about Doylestown Presbyterian Church’s Celebrate the Arts Series, visit

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