The Maranatha Touring Choir of Fredericksburg, Va., will perform an outdoor concert Wednesday, July 17, at 3 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. Maranatha is an interdenominational choir composed of young musicians from eighth grade through college from Fredericksburg and its surrounding communities.

The choir was founded in 1972 and currently includes a roster of more than 30 members who represent some 23 churches, 11 schools, seven colleges and universities, as well as six home-schooled families. The choir will present a traditional concert with music that ranges from classical to contemporary in style. The choir also will perform Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at Rockland’s Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church.

Maranatha means “Come, Lord Jesus” in Aramaic. Each year the choir performs two programs, a musical drama and a concert program. Some 2,000 young people and more than 100 adult leaders have participated in the choir. Being of interdenominational composition, the Maranatha Touring Choir recognizes and respects the various religious beliefs and doctrines of its members.

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