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WESTMINSTER KANTOREI, a choral ensemble specializing in early music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ, will present a concert on Sunday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford Street, Carlisle. Conducted by Jay Carter, the choir will perform German music from across the Baroque era, focusing intently on works by Heinrich Schütz, Andreas Hammerschmidt and members of the Bach family, culminating with J.S. Bach’s masterwork Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227. The award-winning chamber choir, focusing on early and contemporary music, is composed of students at Westminster Choir College. It performs regularly with Juilliard415 and several of America’s leading specialists in early music. Westminster Kantorei was recently recognized as winners of The American Prize, whose judges stated that the choir is “truly outstanding” and has a “finely-measured and delicate balance of voices, and a mastery of stylistic performance practice.” The ensemble’s conductor, Jay Carter, is recognized as one of the nation’s finest countertenors and a leading interpreter of late Baroque repertoire. Sponsored by Fine Arts at First, the concert is free. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. A freewill offering will be accepted, and a dessert reception will be held following the performance. For more information, call the church, 717-249-3310, or visit http://firstlutherancarlisle.org/fine-arts-at-first/.