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Renowned St. Luke’s Singers Usher in Spring with Annual Concert
March 16, 2018

You feel in your heart it’s springtime once again when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers!

All are invited to the Singers’ annual spring concert – a proud Lehigh Valley tradition – on Sunday, April 22, at Wesley Methodist Church located at 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem. The prelude begins at 2:45 p.m and the concert at 3 p.m.

A beloved Lehigh Valley institution, the St. Luke’s Singers is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Lehigh Valley’s preeminent health care provider – and the region's oldest, founded in Bethlehem to care for steel workers in 1872. Through the Singers, listeners gain an appreciation of St. Luke’s long and storied history and the Network’s deep community roots.

The spring concert is entitled “In the Name of Music.” This is also the title of one of the pieces that the Singers are preparing. This piece was commissioned by the 2015 Texas Music Educators Region V All-Region Combined Choir.

This concert includes “Adoramus Te,” an arrangement of “Arioso” by J. S. Bach.  Then the Singers will perform “Achieved is the Glorious Work” from Haydn’s  “Creation” with celebrated organist Brian C. Snyder. “He, Watching Over Israel” is from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, “Elijah.” The choir will conclude the first half of its concert with “I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing.”  This selection is arranged by Howard Helvey. A mind-blowing four-handed piano accompaniment will be played by Brian C. Snyder and Romaine Laury.

The second half includes arrangements of “Watch What Happens,” “Dear Heart,” “It Had to Be You” and “All of Me.” Instrumentalists Dave Heine, Tom Mondschein and John Gackenbach will perform. 

Tickets are $12 and are available at the gift shops at St. Luke’s Allentown, Anderson, Bethlehem and Warren campuses or by calling (610) 759-6325. Proceeds will benefit St. Luke’s Hospice.

The Singers’ dulcet tones warm the cockles of our hearts and raise funds for various St. Luke’s community programs. Since 1991, the Singers have collected more than a quarter-million dollars for a multitude of altruistic endeavors.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 315 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care network in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  Repeatedly, including 2018, St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics).  St. Luke’s, utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system, is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.