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Singers Spring Concert

St. Luke's Singers Performs 20th Annual Spring "Pops" Concert on Sunday, May 22

Concert Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Choir

Bethlehem, PA (5/9/2011) – To celebrate the spring season, St. Luke's Singers Annual Spring “Pops” Concert will be held on Sunday, May 22. Spring won't be the only reason to celebrate - this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the choir!

Choir director Floyd Schlegel said, “It is most unusual to have a choir associated with a hospital, especially over a period of twenty years and benefitting various areas of the hospital through its concerts.”

An instrumental prelude will begin at 2:45 pm, with the concert commencing at 3 pm. The concert will be held at:

First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem
2344 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Maps & Directions

Tickets cost $12 and may be purchased by calling 610-868-8617 or in person at the St. Luke's Hospital–Bethlehem Campus gift shops.

Only Hospital-Based Choir in Eastern PA

The St. Luke's Singers are the only hospital-based choir in Eastern Pennsylvania and annually perform a winter holiday and spring concert. Each year the group chooses a different beneficiary within the hospital community.

Proceeds from the shows this year will be utilized to replace surgical monitors in the operating rooms.

According to director Floyd Schlegel, the concert's theme is Awake! Awake! Let Music Live! The choir will be accompanied by brass quartet, timpani and a piano duo. Featured musical genres include sacred, folk, contemporary and patriotic numbers.

The St. Luke's Singers is comprised of St. Luke's physicians, nurses and other employees as well as volunteers from as many as fourteen Lehigh Valley communities. Since its founding in 1991, membership has increased from 33 to 70-plus members. Schlegel, retired choral director at Nazareth Senior High School and minister of music at St. John's United Church, Nazareth, has been choir director since 1993. The group practices every Wednesday evening from September through June and performs two concerts each year.

Mission to Raise Funds for Projects and Services that Benefit Patients

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the primary mission of the St. Luke's Singers is to raise funds to help support projects and services at St. Luke's for the benefit of patients in need of treatment and care. The St. Luke's Singers have raised more than $205,000 as of December 2010 for various St. Luke's recipients.