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Music

Pendle Hill offers a group singing experience where students, staff, and members of the wider community can explore the connection between voice, song, spirit, and word. Students at all levels of singing experience are welcome to participate. The Pendle Hill Chorus, under the direction of Pendle Hill alum Jacqueline Coren, meets and presents seasonal concerts.

Throughout the year our life together is enriched by other musical events and activities, such as evenings of chanting or Taize-style worship, occasional public concerts, or theatrical performances.

Pendle Hill Chorus

Jackie Coren, Musical DirectorIf you ever wondered if singing in a chorus would be fun, but were nervous about an audition, the Pendle Hill Chorus is for you!

Pendle Hill Chorus brings together singers from the wider Philadelphia and Delaware County area. We are a mixed chorus of 30-40 singers, ranging in ability from the beginner to the more experienced. There is no audition, the only requirement being a readiness to commit to weekly rehearsals for each season. We sing a varied repertoire of music from the classical, folk, world, and popular traditions. We work hard and have a really good time!

Rehearsals typically begin 9-10 weeks before a performance, and are held on Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:00pm followed by sharing snacks and sociability. For this season, we ask for a donation of $45 – more if you can – to help cover expenses. However, no one should stay away if they cannot pay the full amount of the suggested donation.

For more information, contact Joan Broadfield at broadfieldje@gmail.com or 610-874-5860.

Grand Piano

Live music is often heard at Pendle Hill. The grand piano in the Barn can be played any time after work hours when the meeting room is free. Workshops are held in songwriting and in study of great classical music. There are occasional instrumental concerts open to the community, self-organized hymn singing or folk-music playing, and singing or other musical performances are usually part of our New Year’s Eve celebration.