7:00pm

Saturday, June 25

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton


$10 General Admission; Students Free

Come join us for an evening of instrumental, solo vocal, and choral music, including Vivaldi's masterpiece, Gloria in D, RV 589.

The Chorale welcomes guest soloists, the Arcadia Festival Orchestra and singers from around the region in our Summer Sing Chorus!

Purchase concert tickets here or at the door--we can't wait to see you!

View the Summer Sing Concert Program

Arcadia Chorale’s

Summer Sing

7:00pm

June 25, 2022

Covenant Presbyterian Church



In Time of Daffodils.................................................................................David Dickau

Look to this Day..............................................................................Steven Thomas

Arcadia Chorale

Five Minutes for Steven..........................................................................Harold Levin

Trio Sonata No.6 in G major, BWV 530, mvmt. 1..................................Johann Sebastian Bach

The Beverley Trio

There Are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden..........................................Liza Lehmann

Elise Mark, soprano

Rachel Meola, piano


Why do they shut me out of Heaven?................................................................Aaron Copland

Annie Chester, mezzo-soprano

Rachel Meola, piano


Route 66...........................................................................Bobby Troup, arr. Averre

Arcadia Chorale

Intermission


Gloria in D, RV 589..................................................................................Antonio Vivaldi

Summer Sing Chorus & Arcadia Festival Orchestra

I. Gloria in excelsis Deo: Chorus

II. Et in terra pax: Chorus

III. Laudamus te: Elise Mark, soprano & Annie Chester, mezzo-soprano

IV. Gratias agimus tibi: Chorus

V. Propter magnam gloriam tuam: Chorus

VI. Domine Deus: Elise Mark, soprano

VII. Domine Fili unigenite: Chorus

VIII. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei: Annie Chester, mezzo-soprano & Chorus

IX. Qui tollis peccata mundi: Chorus

X. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris: Annie Chester, mezzo-soprano

XI. Quoniam tu solus sanctus: Chorus

XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu: Chorus

Summer Sing Choristers: Click here for info on Friday/Saturday rehearsals, meals, attire, etc.


Arcadia Chorale invites you to hear our Summer Sing concert on June 25!


Arcadia Chorale will present a public performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria on Saturday, June 25 as part of its new Summer Sing 2022 initiative. Singers from the greater NEPA region have been invited to participate in this mini-festival, which culminates in a public performance at 7:00pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton. Summer Sing 2022 is presented in partnership with the Chorale’s Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Fund, which supports the ensemble’s student scholarships and special projects.

“Our goal was to provide a low-cost, high-quality rehearsal and performance opportunity for our area singers during the summer ‘lull,’ when many school and church choirs go on break,” says Susan Minsavage, Summer Sing Chair. “We also wanted to give our regional choristers, including high school and college students, the chance to perform a major choral work with full orchestra and guest soloists. Not all choirs have the resources to do that. We saw this as a way to give back to our music community in Steven’s name through the Memorial Fund.”

Summer Sing 2022 is also supported in part by a grant from the Community Needs Fund of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, as well as a grant from the Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program.

Matthew Rupcich, Arcadia Chorale’s Music Director, will lead the Summer Sing Chorus and Arcadia Festival Orchestra in the performance of the Gloria during the second half of Saturday’s concert. The first half of the program will feature instrumental and vocal performances by special guests.

Soloists Elise Mark, soprano, and Annie Chester, mezzo-soprano, will perform art songs by Lehmann and Copland with Rachel Meola at the piano. Tom Heinze, Harold Levin and Gayle Klaber will perform works for oboe, viola, and cello, including a movement from Bach’s Trio Sonata No. 6 (BWV 530) and an original work by Levin, “Five Minutes for Steven,” which was written in honor of Dr. Thomas. The Chorale will sing several pieces as well, ending the first half of the program with a rousing arrangement of “Route 66.”

“There’s something for everyone,” says Minsavage. “We’re excited to bring this program to Scranton and look forward to sharing it with our audience!”

Saturday’s concert is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Student tickets are free. Masks are encouraged for all audience members. Contact Arcadia Chorale at (570) 871-0350 or visit arcadiachorale.org for more information.

Thank you to our community donors and sponsors! Summer Sing is presented in partnership with the Chorale's Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Fund, and is sponsored in part by grants from the Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program and the Community Needs Fund of the Scranton Area Community Foundation.