St. Luke’s Singers Welcome the Holidays
Bethlehem, PA (11/28/2016) -- The St. Luke’s Singers presented the ensemble’s annual Christmas Concert entitled, “By Candlelight,” on Sunday, November 27 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem.
St. Luke's Singers performed its annual Holiday Concert on Nov. 27, 2016.
The prelude to the concert included selections from St. Luke’s brass quartet, flautist Dave Hein and accompanist Brian C. Snyder playing traditional and contemporary holiday selections.
It was followed by the first half of the concert which featured traditional sacred selections including “A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob,” by Felix Mendelssohn and “Star Carol” by John Rutter. Howard Helvey’s arrangement of “Angels We Have Heard on High,” complete with four-handed accompaniment and “Rise Up Shepherds,” highlighted by bassist Tom Mondschein.
In the second half of the program, the singers presented holiday favorites and traditional carols including “The Christmas Song,” “Let it Snow!” and “Fum Fum Fantasy.”
Since 1991, the St. Luke's Singers have raised more than a quarter of $1 million for various St. Luke's recipients. Proceeds from the 2016 Christmas show will benefit the St. Luke’s Hospice Endowment.
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Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2016, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.