DeSales University to Present Annual Spring Choral Concert

by Roseann Damico Schatkowski | Apr 28, 2015

The DeSales University Division of Performing Arts is pleased to announce the annual Spring Choral Concert to be presented at 8 PM on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2. The free event, under the direction of J. Bennett Durham, will be performed in the Connelly Chapel on the campus of DeSales University.

“The month of May is a very special time on campus,” says John Bell, head of the Division of Performing Arts. “Spring has sprung and students appear without their heavy layers of jackets, mittens, and hats. The flurry of energy surrounding final exams begins to accelerate and the excitement of commencement is in the air. It’s a marvelous time of rejuvenation. And in the midst of all of this activity, we have the opportunity to quiet ourselves and enjoy our choral students as they raise their voices in song, celebrating this season of new beginnings.”

This year’s concert, entitled “If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” will feature the talents of the DeSales University Chorale and Schola Cantorum in collaboration with the Eric Mintel Quartet, an energetic jazz ensemble based in Bucks County, Pa. Each group will share a few songs before combining to close the concert with a swingin’ set of choral jazz. “With varied selections ranging from Irish folksongs to Dave Brubeck tunes, the concert will have a little something for everyone to enjoy,” says Durham.

Admission to the concert is free; however, tickets are required.  This concert tends to reach capacity very quickly and patrons are urged to reserve their tickets in advance. To reserve tickets, please call the Box Office at 610-282-3192 or order online at

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Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
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