Arcadia Chorale's

See our full season brochure for more details about concerts and events. 

Mark your calendar for our Summer Sing! concert on Saturday, June 22!

Summer Sing 2024 Concert


Saturday, June 22

Covenant Presbyterian Church , Scranton

Arcadia Chorale welcomes community singers from the greater NEPA region for our 3rd Summer Sing! mini-festival. 

This year, we'll prepare and perform Randall Thompson's a cappella Alleluia and his complete Frostiana cycle with chamber orchestra.  

Family and friends are invited to our open-to-the-public concert at 7:00pm on June 22.  This concert will also feature performances by our guest instrumentalists and the Arcadia Chorale. 

Concert admission:  $10

Student admission: free

To learn more about the Summer Sing! mini-festival click here. We hope you'll join us!

Donate now to support next season's performance of Bach's Mass in B minor, sponsored in part by our newly created Joyce Herrema Memorial Fund. Keep reading to learn more! 

Bob & Joyce Herrema

Help us bring Bach's masterpiece, the Mass in B minor, to Scranton in 2025! 

Learn more details about our partnership with our Founding Director, Robert Dale Herrema, who has recently given Arcadia Chorale a major gift in support of this performance in honor of his late wife and friend of the Chorale, Joyce Herrema.

Matthew Rupcich, Music Director; Mariane Ferrantino, Scholarship Committee Member; Jesse Dunaway, Fall 2023 Scholarship Recipient; Susan Minsavage, Chair, Memorial Fund Committee

Congratulations to Jesse Dunaway

Arcadia Chorale awarded the Fall 2023 Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Scholarship to Jesse Dunaway at our recent Messiah Sing-Along! 

Jesse joined the ensemble this fall after moving to the NEPA region in the summer. We couldn't be happier that he is making music with us while he pursues his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at North Dakota State University. 

To learn more about Jesse and the Scholarship, click here

We continue to be grateful to our donors who dedicate their contributions to the Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Fund, which awards the Scholarship. Because of their generosity, we've been able to award six student scholarships in Steven's name since establishing the Memorial Fund in 2021. We hope to continue this student support for many more seasons!

from our Music Director

Dear Friends of Choral Music ~

It’s my great pleasure to announce Arcadia Chorale’s 2023-2024 concert season! Our first program, Spirituals in Concert, celebrates the rich history of song originating from our African American brothers and sisters during slavery. This music tells stories of pain, hope, endurance, faith, and freedom. Join us for this spectacular concert! 

Our December concert, A Christmas Rose, focuses on the image of the rose as a symbol for the Virgin Mary through pieces such as “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” and Guy Forbes’ “There is No Rose.” We’ll also invite the audience to join us in singing several traditional Christmas carols. Later that month, the annual Messiah Sing-Along gives our audience another opportunity to sing, this time to perform Handel’s masterpiece. 

The theme of this spring’s 2024 NEPA Bach Festival is A Celebration of Milestones, as we acknowledge anniversaries of multiple composers. The weekend will include organ, chamber music, and choral concerts, and feature works by Palestrina, Bruckner, Fauré and Stanford. The Festival culminates with the Chorale’s performance of J. S. Bach’s Mass in G minor

In May, we welcome the Doug Smith Jazz Trio for our Pops Concert, The Rat Pack and Mascots. Most people know the Rat Pack’s male singers, but did you know the group also had female members – Mascots – including Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and Lauren Bacall? Come hear music made famous by this infamous group! 

Our season closes with the 3rd Annual Summer Sing. Are you a singer and long to perform a masterwork with a full orchestra? If so, join our Summer Sing Chorus! Community vocalists from the NEPA region sing alongside members of Arcadia Chorale during this mini-choral festival. We’ll spend a day and a half preparing a large-scale piece before performing it for the public. 

We look forward to another full season of music making! Thank you for your continued support of Arcadia Chorale. We hope to see you soon!

~ Matthew Rupcich

Music Director

Arcadia Chorale