The St. Luke’s Singers will present their annual spring concert on Sunday, April 7, 2019, entitled “I Will Lift My Voice and Sing” at Wesley Methodist Church on Center Street in Bethlehem. The doors open at 2:15 p.m. The prelude portion begins at 2:45 p.m. Guest musicians include The St. Luke’s Festival Trombone Quartet, Ron DeGrandis, Dave Heine, John Gackenbach and Tom Mondschein. The concert begins at 3 p.m.
The St. Luke’s Singers are a hospital-based choir whose performances raise funds for various programs within St. Luke’s University Health Network. Since 1991, the Singers have raised more than a quarter-million dollars.
The St. Luke’s Singers will present “This is the Day the Lord Has Made” by G. F. Handel (HWV262), written for the wedding of Princess Anne and Prince William of Orange for their marriage in St. St. James Palace in London (March 13, 1734), opens the concert. The choir will include two settings of traditional hymns: “It Is Well with My Soul” and “At the River.” The first half of the concert concludes with “River in Judea,” a 1989 gospel arrangement by John Leavitt.
In the second half of the concert, the singers will present “Polly Wolly Doodle” from the American Folksong Series with guest fiddle player, Ron De Grandis. They are busy preparing an a cappella arrangement of “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?” The concert closes with “The Impossible Dream” from the musical Man of La Mancha.
For tickets call Susy Rundle at 610-759-6325, or visit the Gift Shops at the St. Luke’s Allentown, Anderson, Bethlehem or Warren campuses.
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 320 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill 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 Lehigh Valley’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 Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital. In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals. St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke’s has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’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.