Our Second Summer Sing!
Are you a community singer, church/synagogue choir member, or college/high school student with choral experience?
Do you want a chance to sing a masterwork with orchestra?
This is for YOU!
Get the music in advance, learn your part at home, and put it all together with us in person on June 23 & 24, 2023.
For details, including registration, schedule, and access to rehearsal/listening aids, click here.
Hannah Eastman and John Kear
Recipients of the Fall 2022 Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Scholarship
The Scholarship helps support Arcadia Chorale's student singers: Hannah is pursuing an advanced degree in nursing, while John is finishing his undergraduate studies in music education. We're proud to have them as our Chorale colleagues. Please join us in congratulating them!
To learn more about Hannah and John or the Memorial Fund, click here.
As we prepare for our spring concerts and events, please enjoy some of our virtual/recorded performances on our Listen Now page, including these two projects from past seasons.
We'll see you soon!
Arcadia Chorale announces 2022–2023 Concert Season
We invite you to explore our season brochure below to see the variety of concerts we've planned, from our traditional Messiah Sing-along and Bach Festival to special projects in the community.
We can't wait to sing for you!
from our Music Director
Dear Friends of Choral Music ~
Even during a pandemic, Arcadia Chorale continues to thrive! Ongoing guidance from our Health and Wellness Committee allowed a safe return to in-person concerts last fall and has helped us plan another great slate of events. I’m excited to announce our 2022-2023 concert season!
Our October concert celebrates the beautiful NEPA environment with music and texts that focus on nature. In December, we present A Koliada Christmas from Eastern Europe, as well as our annual Messiah Sing-Along concert – bring your score and join in on Handel’s choruses!
Our March NEPA Bach Festival will feature the Chorale and the Arcadia Festival Orchestra performing choral and chamber music by masters such as Bach, Mozart, and Bruckner. We welcome Christopher Johnson, Director of Music at Covenant Presbyterian Church, as our guest performer at the Organ Concert.
We’re honored to be collaborating with the Friedman Jewish Community Center of Wilkes-Barre for an April concert, when the Chorale will perform Donald McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. This deeply moving and provocative piece is sure to be a special performance.
As always, we’re thrilled to be joined by the Doug Smith Jazz Trio for our season-ending Pops Concert. This year’s theme, Opposites Attract, offers a twist on favorite standards: songs typically sung by females will be sung by males and vice versa!
And join us in June, when we host our second Summer Sing. We invite you to be part of this mini-festival, either as a participant or an audience member! Find out more about Summer Sing and all of our season events on our website: arcadiachorale.org.
Whether it’s attending a concert, participating in a fundraiser, contributing as a donor, ushering, or singing with the Summer Sing chorus, we’re better because of your connection to us. Thank you for your continued support! And here’s to an exciting season with the Arcadia Chorale!
~ Matthew Rupcich