posted March 13, 2008

Chapel Choir to Present “Home Concert” on March 24

The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual post-tour home concert on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The choir will be returning from a spring break tour of Michigan and Canada. The Chapel Choir was organized in 1929 and began touring annually in 1953. In addition to touring extensively in the United States and Canada, the choir has made a European tour seven times, most recently in May 2005.

In addition to its active performance schedule, the choir has made numerous radio and television appearances, including the nationally televised "Hour of Power" from Garden GroveChurch in California. The choir is featured each December in Hope's Christmas Vespers program, which is broadcast on radio stations around the country.

Director Brad Richmond is in his 10th year as director of choral activities at Hope College, where he teaches conducting and voice, and directs the Chapel Choir, College Chorus and Collegium Musicum. He previously served as director of choirs at Southeastern Louisiana University.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church is located on 13th Street at Maple Avenue.