The First Congregational Church of Marion is pleased to invite the community to a special Easter Week event. The Patrick Henry College Chorale, a 42 member mixed voice ensemble, will be performing at The First Congregational Church of Marion, 28 Main Street, Marion on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity for churches and residents in our area to gather and celebrate Holy Week together with the beauty of music.
Patrick Henry College is a Christian College located near Washington D.C. The Chorale, under the direction of Massachusetts native Rodney Appleton, has grown from a student organization with volunteer directors to an official course offering and touring ensemble. Their repertoire includes arrangements of medieval chants to Baroque masterpieces to modern settings of folk tunes and spirituals. The Chorale has toured in Europe and is now including Marion on their New England tour.
According to Director Appleton, the mission of the Chorale is “to celebrate the greatness and glory of our faithful God through choral music. Our heart is to share this beauty so that the listener might be drawn closer to the Creator of all things.”
Please come and hear this wonderful concert on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm. The concert is free of charge, although there will be the opportunity to support the Patrick Henry College Chorale with a free-will offering.
The First Congregational Church of Marion is handicap accessible, with an elevator available on the left (Front Street) side of the church.
As a further outreach to the community, the concert will also be live streamed, and the recording will be available later on The First Congregational Church of Marion YouTube channel. Interested people should use the YouTube link found at the bottom of the church’s homepage, www.marionfirstchurch.org.