Titusville, NJ, May 05, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The University of Dubuque Choir will sing at the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville on May 20 at 11 a.m. as part of its nine-state tour. The choir, under the direction of Dr. Charles Barland, will lead the church’s morning worship service through a variety of sacred works including Psalms, classical works, spirituals, and folk songs.
“We are honored to be hosting the Dubuque choir for one of its two appearances in New Jersey,” said the Rev. Will Shurley, pastor of the church. “This congregation and the surrounding community have a deep appreciation for the arts, and we especially look forward to the choir leading us in worship and song.”
The choir at the University of Dubuque, a Presbyterian-affiliated school, began in 1918 and as early as the 1920s began touring throughout the Midwest. Its performance schedule and tours have expanded to include this year’s 11-day tour, which will see the choir singing at locations such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and Nationals Park in Washington, DC, where the choir will perform the anthem before the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game.
“We are very excited to travel as a choir to the Eastern States and our nation’s capital,” said Barland. “For many of our students, this will be their first trip to these locales. The choir is eager to share our music, meet new people, and see many wonderful sites.”
The choir’s appearance at the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville is free and open to the public. A breakfast with the choir will precede the service at 9:45 a.m. in the church’s Heritage Room.
For more information, please call the church office at (609) 737-1385 or visit www.titusvillechurch.org.
The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, founded in 1838, is located at 48 River Drive along the banks of the Delaware River, one mile north of the Washington Crossing Bridge and six miles south of Lambertville.