December 1, 2020

After due consideration by our Board of Directors, and understanding that community singing is one of the most dangerous scenarios for sharing the Covid-19 virus, we continued to suspend operations for fall 2020, but with the support of a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture grant, we are pleased to be preparing this Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols. Partnering with The Lyric Consort, NEPA’s premier a cappella ensemble, we have recorded new selections with both our Adult and Children’s voices while also drawing upon a variety of archival recordings.  This music will be introduced by the Nine traditional scripture lessons, read by regional clergy and friends from the radio and theatrical communities, and matched to  images of treasured sacred art and architecture. This stream will be available 24/7 for your free viewing from December 18th through January 2nd.  Enjoy it as our gift to you for Christmas 2020.

The health and well-being of our singers, staff and their families, as well as our audiences, must be paramount in our actions.  As much as we miss one another’s company and joining our voices together, we have to reserve that for a later time when we can do so safely.  We hope that you and your loved ones are well, and will continue to be so.  We will provide information with our plans for moving forward in spring 2021 on this site as they develop.

Until then: stay well and stay safe.

Yours in Music,

The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania
Dr. Alan L. Baker, Artistic Director
Becky Burdett, Director of Children and Youth Programs

Patricia Mayo, President
Bryan Fisk, Vice President
Rachael Paden, Secretary
Carol McMullen, Treasurer

Rev. Rebecca Barnes
Johanna Czarnecki
Dr. Karen Ephlin, MD
Mary Louise Hepner
Dr. Colin Jeschke, DVM
Karin Kamor
Kathrine Leahy
Dr. Gerald Lefever, MD
Dr. Michael Liuzzi, MD
Dr. Janice Voltzow, PhD

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Artistic Director