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August 14, 2018

Starlight Tea Returns

The Starlight Tea Concert series will begin its 2018–19 season with a return engagement by Musical Associates: A Chamber Chorus in Lancaster, PA. Since 2003, Musical Associates has delighted audiences with choral programs ranging from Medieval music to the present day. Under the direction of LCOB Director of Music Emery DeWitt, this 30‐voice auditioned chorus is unique in that it rehearses and performs only in the summer months, allowing area professionals the opportunity to hone skills and enjoy challenging repertoire without the pressures of the fall and spring academic seasons.

The group’s Summer 2018 concerts explore LOVE in all its forms and in a variety of musical styles—with a particular focus on vocal jazz! Along with several jazz love songs, the program will include Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass. Folk song arrangements by Cecilia MacDowall are also included, along with three stunning folk hymn settings called Heavenly Home, by noted Church of the Brethren musician Shawn Kirchner.

Musical Associates will provide music for Sanctuary Worship on Sunday, August 19, and then return on Saturday, August 25 for a 7:00 p.m. Starlight Tea concert. Admission is free, with a free‐will offering taken. Bring your friends, and plan to stay afterward for the Starlight Tea reception, and a chance to meet these fine local musicians!