2022–2023 Concert Season

Our Concerts and Events

Summer Sing Concert


Saturday, June 24

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton

General admission $10; students free

Come hear Mozart and more! Join us for the Summer Sing Concert on Saturday night. The Arcadia Chorale presents pieces by Chilcott, Bruckner, Whitacre and Berlin. We'll also feature the Beverley Trio, who will perform work by Franz Michael Haydn and Astor Piazzolla. 

Then the Arcadia Festival Orchestra joins the Summer Sing Chorus to present the Vespers in all its Mozartian glory, including the Laudate Dominum. We hope to see you there!

Tickets available at the door or click here to purchase in advance

Opposites Attract


Friday, May 19

Kreitler Hall 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton

Join the Chorale and the Doug Smith Jazz Trio for an evening of musical theatre and jazz favorites sung by unexpected voice parts! Soloists, duos and small ensembles will alternate with the full ensemble to present a celebration of love in all its forms. If you've ever wanted to hear the men of the Chorale sing "Big Spender," now's your chance! 

Snacks and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase at this cabaret-style event. We're already having a good time as we rehearse – we hope to share the fun with you at the concert!

Tickets available at the door or order online here. 

Holocaust Cantata: Songs From the Camps

Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30pm

Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center

Admission is free; seating is limited

To make a reservation, please call the Friedman Jewish Community Center: (570) 824-4646

Arcadia Chorale presents Donald McCullough's haunting Holocaust Cantata: Songs From the Camps in partnership with our friends at the Friedman Jewish Community Center. The piece is a provocative and highly-charged, emotional work that challenges its listeners to hear the silenced voices of concentration camp prisoners. 

The piece alternates between sung and spoken passages and features piano, cello, full choir and SAB soloists. The Chorale has invited community members to present the spoken readings, which were translated into English by Denny Clark. Of the piece, Mr. McCullough writes: 

All of the songs in the Holocaust Cantata, originally in Polish, were found in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives (Aleksander Kulisiewicz Collection) and were written by prisoners while incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps. The readings are based on interview transcripts, historical data and the story of Irena Augustyñska Kafka. The Holocaust Cantata contains no plot, rather each song and reading represents a different person and a different time in the Holocaust experience; therefore, [different individuals] should perform each reading. 

Please join us for this important event, which is being sponsored by a large community of supporters:  

36th Annual NEPA Bach Festival

The Chorale once again brings a weekend of organ, chamber music and choral masterpieces to the NEPA region! Our outstanding performers will present repertoire from Marchand to Shearing, Mozart to Ravel, and Lotti to Bruckner. And of course, you'll hear plenty from J. S. Bach!

Organ Concert

Saturday, March 25 at 4:00pm

Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton

Free will offering accepted.

Our guest artist, Christopher Johnson, will perform Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552, Come, Sweet Death, Come, Blessed Rest (arr. Fox) and O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 656. He rounds out this wonderful program with Marchand's Grand Dialogue in C, Jongen's Sonata Eroïca, and Two Preludes on Early American Hymn Tunes by George Shearing. 

Chamber Music Concert

Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton

Tickets available at the door or order online here.

Members of the Arcadia Festival Orchestra are featured in this delightful concert, which presents various instrumental combinations highlighting the wide-ranging influence of J. S. Bach. In addition to his Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV 527, you'll hear his son's (C. P. E.) Oboe Sonata in G minor, H. 549. Our performers will also bring you Mozart's Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563 and Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285, as well as Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello.

Choral Concert

Sunday, March 26 at 3:00pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton

Tickets available at the door or order online here.

Our Music Director, Matthew Rupcich, leads the Arcadia Chorale and the Arcadia Festival Orchestra in the weekend's final concert. You'll hear Schütz' Selig sind die Toten, Lotti's Crucifixus a 8, Bruckner's Christus factus est, and the Stabat Mater in G minor of Josef Rheinberger.  Soloists from the Chorale will be featured along with the full chorus in Mozart's Regina Coeli. The Bach Festival weekend culminates with J. S. Bach's magnificent Himmelfahrts-Oratorium (Ascension Oratorio), BWV 11. Join us!

Messiah Sing Along


Sunday, December 18

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton

Join us for this regional holiday tradition!  Our audience is invited to sing along to the choruses of this great masterwork. 

Celebrate the season by singing “And the Glory of The Lord,” “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” and more. Of course, we’ll lift our voices with the audience on the "Hallelujah" chorus as well!


The Chorale will have a limited number of scores available for purchase at the door, or bring your score from home. The singers and orchestra members look forward to seeing and hearing you on December 18!.


This event is sponsored in part by our friends at WVIA-FM, who will broadcast the recording of the day’s performance on December 24.

General admission: $15

Seniors/WVIA members: $12

Students free

Tickets available at the door or purchase tickets online here.

A Koliada Christmas from Eastern Europe


Saturday, December 3

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton


Sunday, December 4

St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Wilkes-Barre

Celebrate the season of Koliada, when friends and family come together to sing carols from Christmas to Epiphany. Arcadia Chorale presents this joyous concert featuring music from Eastern Europe, with a special focus on Ukrainian carols. 

General admission: $15

Seniors: $12

Students free

Tickets available at the door or purchase tickets online here

If you miss us on December 3-4, we will be performing "A Koliada Christmas" again as part of Hawley's Winterfest:


Friday,  December 9

Hawley Methodist Church

Tickets for the Hawley performance are available through the Winterfest website. Prices may vary. Learn more about Winterfest here.

Nature Abounds!


Saturday, October 15

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre


Sunday, October 16

First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit

*The Sunday, 10/16 performance is presented as part of the Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series. This afternoon's concert is free; a free-will offering will be taken. 

Arcadia Chorale opens the season with  a reflection on the beauty of our NEPA region. Through themes of air, water, land and stars, we honor the environments that sustain us. 

The program includes Bob Chilcott's "The Same Sun Shine," Eric Whitacre's "The Seal Lullaby," Morten Lauridsen's "Sure on This Shining Night," and Aaron Copland's "The Promise of Living," as well as pieces by Jules Massenet, Eleanor Daley, Frank Ticheli and more. Join us!

Tickets available at the door or purchase tickets online here