On Saturday, the Philadelphia Singers performed its final concert. The classical chorale group, which has been a mainstay of the region’s music scene for 43 years, was dissolved for lack of funds.
The final concert of the 2014-2015 season, at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square, had been programmed originally as a farewell for the group’s music director and conductor, David Hayes. It became the Farewell Concert for the entire group.David Hayes, musical director of the Philadelphia Singers. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks)
Hayes, who led the group for 23 years, programmed some of his favorites, including pieces by Bach and traditional hymns.