AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
For release ASAP til 01/22/10
Program Content Contact: David Lenington E-mail: DAVELEN@epix.net (570) 268-5035 after 4:45 p.m.
Venue and Media credentials Contact Messiah Village Campus Events Manager Jamie Seilhamer JSeilhamer@messiahvillage.org (717) 790-8237
The Pennsylvania Museum of Music and Broadcast History welcomes: A free concert to honor Pennsylvania Gospel Song writer P.P. Bliss and Museum Curator Emeritus, Janet B Trousdale has been scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 2:15 pm at Messiah Village Chapel, 100 Mount Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg PA 17055.
Mrs. Trousdale has been an active participant in the organization for over three decades as well as historian of the P.P. Bliss Gospel Song Writers Museum in Rome, PA. The museum honors several popular hymn writers from the ecumenical movement era of Dwight L. Moody, following the American Civil War. In additional to Bliss, gospel songwriters D.B. Towner, James McGranahan were also from Rome Township in Bradford County.
P.P. Bliss and wife Lucy Young experienced many joys and tragedies while in service to the Lord. These experiences created the source of memorable hymn's still sung by Christian Churches around the world.
It is Well with My Soul, Halleluia, What a Savior, Let the Lower Light's be Burning, and "Hold the Fort" a hymn inspired by a battle, during Sherman's March to Sea.
The one hour program will be produced by David Lenington of Towanda PA a friend and supporter of the Bliss Museum. The program will include Carrie Hooper, soprano soloist; leading residents in singing several selections, plus Mrs. Trousdale's video produced to archive the life, times and tragedy surrounding Phillip Paul Bliss and his wife Lucy Young. The program will also include, select tunes from Steven Foster, who attended school in nearby Towanda, PA. Mr Foster authored many secular tunes during the same period.
P. P. Bliss Museum is located on Main St in Rome, PA 18837. Regular Hours, during the summer and by appointment year round. More information or to visit the Gospel Songwriters Museum, can be obtained by The Endless Mountain Tourist and Visitors Bureau and the Bradford County Historical Society.
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Psalm 147: 7
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