Historic music offered in its place of creation

By on May 1, 2019


The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will perform a concert Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at the Historic Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for youth age 6-17, $5 for children age 3-5, and children under age 3 are free.

Ephrata’s founder, Conrad Beissel, published some of America’s first instructions on music composition in 1746. Using this information, members of the Historic Ephrata Cloister created over 1000 pieces of original music, including works by the nation’s first female composers. Those special sounds will again ring through the halls of the 276-year-old buildings as the Ephrata Cloister Chorus offers its spring concert.

The Cloister will open at noon the day of the concert, with guided tours available at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open, offering a wide range of locally crafted items reflecting the traditions of the region.

To learn more, visit ephratacloister.org.

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