Lindenwood's 25 Year Symphonic Celebration

Monday, 07 February 2011

The Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, in honor of its 25th Anniversary, is sponsoring a concert performed by the South Bend Symphonic Choir on Sunday March 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. EST in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at Donaldson, Indiana.

In 1986 Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, a ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, opened its doors and served approximately 2700 people. Today, the Center serves approximately 10,000 people per year. Lindenwood offers a variety of sponsored programs and retreats for people of all faiths. Its facilities are available for rent to churches, schools, civic organizations or corporations for meetings, conferences, educational workshops, training and staff development programs and personal faith development.

On March 6, 2011, as a part of their 25th Anniversary celebration, Lindenwood will sponsor The South Bend Symphonic Choir. The Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marvin V. Curtis, is the ensemble in residence at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts on the campus of the Indiana University South Bend. The choir's repertoire ranges from the choral works of the masters, to pops and show tunes, to specialty theme concerts covering a variety of musical literature. Dr. Curtis's work,The City on the Hill, was premiered at President Clinton's 1993 Inauguration performed by The Philander Smith Collegiate Choir of Little Rock, Arkansas and The United States Marine Band.

The performance is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Ancilla Domini Chapel located in Donaldson, Indiana. The performance is free to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served at the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center following the concert.

At 2:15 pm, prior to the South Bend Symphonic Choir performance, the Plymouth Community Youth Chamber Ensemble will be performing until approximately 2:50 pm. The Plymouth Community Youth Orchestra (PCYO) has provided valuable musical instruction to students interested in playing a stringed orchestral instrument since its founding less than ten years ago. Led by Director Gabriele Hill and her team of professional instructors, the PCYO is committed to providing the highest quality musical experience. This performance is also open to the public and is being sponsored by Ancilla College, a two-year, liberal arts college organized and sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

For further information, please feel free to contact the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center at 574-935-1780.