Exploring PA’s Historic Coal-Mining Culture…Through Song

The Mendelssohn Club Choir is mounting its biggest-ever production later this month with the premiere of Anthracite Fields by the cutting-edge composer Julia Wolfe, who is exploring the coal-mining culture in her Pennsylvania roots. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns met with her…inside a coal mine.

The world-premiere performances of Anthracite Fields: Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th at the Philadelphia Episcopal Church. Ticket information.

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