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2016-17 Concert Season

Fall Concert—Portals of Hope: Works of Love, Hope & Peace

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


With Al–Bustan Seeds of Culture


Featuring the world premiere of Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayn by John Conahan and works by Johannes Brahms, Randall Thompson, Moses Hogan, Felix Mendelssohn, Joan Szymko, Sergei Rachmaninov, Pete Seeger, and audience singing.


"This will be our reply to violence. To make music more intensely, more beautifully and more devotedly than ever before."

-Leonard Bernstein, after President Kennedy was shot in 1963


Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is dedicated to presenting and teaching Arab culture through the arts and language. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” offers structured exposure to the language, art, music, dance, literature, and natural environment of the Arab world. Al-Bustan promotes cross-cultural understanding among youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds through artistic and educational programs. Al-Bustan supports the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity, while playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.


















Joys of the Season with Guitarist Allen Krantz


Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7 p.m.

Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Lancaster Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(tickets for this concert available by contacting Highland Presbyterian Church)


Sunday, December 18, 4:00 p.m.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


Featuring works by Ola Gjello, Eric Whitacre, Francis Poulenc, Alf Houkoum, Giuseppe Verdi, Moses Hogan, Matthew Culloten and more.


Allen Krantz is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Stanford University and has received acclaim as a composer, solo guitarist, and chamber musician.  His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington,
with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions.







Winter Concert—Music in the White House

Collaboration between Singing City and Lyric Fest


Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA


Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


Just in time for the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, this entertaining and historical concert is a timely retrospective on the American Presidency and the role that music has played in shaping the American spirit. Featuring music performed in the White House from the early 1800’s to the present and narration of presidential history.  Singing City with Kevin Deas, Suzanne DuPlantis, Stephen LaBrie, Latonia Moore,
Laura Ward, piano; and Charlotte Blake Alston, Narrator.





Spring Concert with Anton Armstrong & André Thomas Buy TicketsPreferred Seating $20General Seating $15Student $5

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3 p.m.

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA

Singing City and the Singing City Children’s Choir

The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir and BMPC Youth Choirs

and The Chamber Orchestra or Philadelphia




  Anton Armstrong, left, is the Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Learn more.

Andre Thomas, right, is the Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, is Director of Choral Activities and Professor
of Choral Music Education at The Florida State University in Tallahassee.  Learn more. They are pictured

here with Singing City's Music Director, Jeffrey Brillhart, at the 2016 Chorus America Conference in Cincinnati, OH.




How Can We Sing in a Strange Land
by Bobbi Baugh


This work is part of

Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora
at the George Washington University Museum in
Washington, DC.


Bobbi Baugh is a mixed media / textile artist whose studio is in DeLand, Florida. Her work explores connections and patterns in the natural world and in the inner life of dreams and memories.









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