The Choir of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Garrison, will perform a concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 25, at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. The program entitled “Sacred Choral Music from the Renaissance through the 20th Century” will take place at the Dominican Center, Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary at the college, which is located at 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh.
The St. Philip’s Church Choir consists of 24 members who volunteer their time and talent. The choir has a reputation for musical excellence. Each Sunday from September through June it performs an anthem as part of the worship service as well as special concerts keyed to major church events throughout the year. The choir director is Dr. Durward Entrekin, who will conduct the concert. He also serves as Professor of Music at Mount Saint Mary College.
Among the dozen composers whose works the choir will sing in the Mount Saint Mary program are G.P. da Palestrina, Josef Haydn, Gabriel Fauré and Pete Seeger. There will be no admission charge for the concert.
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