Ephrata Cloister Chorus Spring Concert
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 on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. The building, constructed for worship in 1741, will offer the perfect setting as the Chorus offers the performance of a new transcription of music written at the site in the 1740s and likely not heard since that time. Also on the program will be music from the Shakers, the Moravians and classical composers. The volunteer group is under the direction of Martin Hinkley.
The National Historic Landmark will open at 12 p.m. 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.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
Admission to the Historic Ephrata Cloister, including both the concert and tours, is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for youth ages 6-17, $5 for children ages 3 -5, and children under age 3 are free.