St. Johns United Church of Christ

50th Anniversary Concerts

1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Sunday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 23,  7:30 p.m.

Messiah United Methodist Church

30 South Penn Street, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Sunday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.

Waynesboro Church of the Brethren

117 S. Church Streeet Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

The Towne Singers will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a concert featuring a wide variety of sacred and secular music. Starting with music of the Renaissance, Tomás Luis de Vittoria’s motet “Vere Languores and moving through the centuries to the Romantic period, Brahms’ “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” are just a few of the masterpieces to be performed. Featured will be Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Lord Thou Hast Been Our Refuge” a motet for double choir which incorporates the familiar hymn tune “O God Our Help in Ages Past.” Spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan, Jester Hairston, and Norman Luboff as well as well as several folk songs will also be presented. Looking back on the history of the Towne Singers, they will sing some of the “old favorites” such as “I Remember You”. “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.”