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Our Friends at Richland Meeting send us this invite to listen to a remarkable choral program that linked the singers to learning about the history of the underground railroad in their area. Our clerk forwards it to all  requesting that you "find a chance to sit quietly for a while to watch the video and let the amazing sound wash over your spirit as it has done mine this morning."

Traditional African-American spirituals, chorales from J.S. Bach, and spoken word poetry combine to create this moving and significant program, from the Bel Canto Youth Chorus, led by Founder and Artistic Director Joy Hirokawa.
 
Recorded in Allentown, Bethlehem, Freemansburg, New Hope, and Quakertown, the Choristers journey through the local connections to the Underground Railroad and the significance of the eastern route in our region that brought so many to freedom.
 
"We learned so much through this – learning in that way is a really good reason why I love to sing...and by singing these songs, we share the experience of what we learned with as many people as possible.”
~ Taylor K, chorister 17 years old

Please experience this profoundly moving film, with its uplifting and impactful message: Click here