posted March 15, 2007

Hope College Chapel Choir to Perform on March 26

The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual post-tour "Home Concert" on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The program will feature three pieces accompanied by organist Richard Newman, a Hope College senior. The performance also includes "African Mass," as well as some folk songs and spirituals. In addition, two pieces written by Hope College faculty member and chapel choir director Brad Richmond will be performed.

The concert follows an East Coast tour by the choir which includes performances in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The Chapel Choir was organized in 1929 and began touring annually in 1953. In addition to touring extensively in the United States and Canada, the choir has made a European tour seven times, most recently in May 2005.

In addition to its active performance schedule, the choir has made numerous radio and television appearances, including the nationally televised "Hour of Power" from Garden Grove Church in California. The choir is featured each December in Hope's Christmas Vespers program, which is broadcast on radio stations around the country.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church is located on 13th Street at Maple Avenue.