Living Springs Chorale spring concerts
Emmanuel Baptist Church in Great Cacapon, hosts the first of three spring performances by the Living Springs Chorale on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The 30 voice choir performs sacred classics and spiritual songs in area churches each spring and fall.
Two other concerts are scheduled for April 1 and April 15. On Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m., Living Springs Chorale sings at First United Methodist Church on Green Street in Berkeley Springs. An expanded concert will be held in the Connie Perry auditorium at Berkeley Springs High School on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Admission to all concerts is free.
The program will include chorale and instrumental music reflecting the theme "From Despair to Hope," echoing the holy season of Lent and the coming of Light to the world. Selections by the choir include compositions by Chapel Bond, Joseph Martin, Craig Courtney, John Ferguson and John Rutter. An arrangement of "Amazing Grace" by Roger Ames was written specifically for and dedicated to the children who were victims of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. An upbeat gospel number, "He Never Failed Me Yet" by Roger Ray, will be directed by Pastor Glen Strickler, a member of the choir. Ian Helmick, percussionist, plays with this number. Violist, Linda Whitesitt will again play with the choir. In addition, pianist, Pat Springer and Linda Whitesitt will perform special instrumental music by John Williams composed for the film, Schindler's List.
Living Springs Chorale is directed by Lydia Walker with Rose Ann Glover at the piano. All concerts are open to the public at no charge. A voluntary offering is taken to help defray costs. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information call Lydia Walker at 304-258-3031.