Our Adult Chorus 2022-2023 Season

Adult Choir

WE  celebrating human connections

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church of Scranton

Adults $15.00, ages 18 and under free

We, Us, Together, Joined. We find our fullest and most meaningful lives through our connections with others and other things: love, family, friends, but also the spiritual, nature, art & beauty, homeland, high ideas, and even past, present, and future. Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, Jake Runestad’s Peace of Wild Things, and Mark Sirrett’s Old Lang Syne join with music of Craig Hella Johnson, Imant Raminsh, Folk Hymns and more.

Adult and Children’s Choirs with the NEPA Philharmonic

PNC Bank Holiday Pops Concerts

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm, The Scranton Cultural Center

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm, The F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre

Our Adult and Children’s voices—joined by members of the Bloomsburg University Concert Choir—are pleased to again be a part of these special programs. Music of Handel, Holst, and Helvey combine with festive carols and Hanukah songs, a parade of wooden soldiers, sleigh-rides, stories, a carol sing-along, and even a visit from old St. Nick to make this one of the region’s must-see holiday events. For tickets and additional information: www.nepaphil.org

Adult Chorus with Bloomsburg University Choirs

Considering Matthew Shepard

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit

Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm, St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre

All Performances Free Admission

We join with the Bloomsburg University Choirs to mount the regional premiere of an important and moving new work, Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard. Composed in 2016 to remind and meditate on the 1998 hate-crime murder of a gay Wyoming college student who was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field, this oratorio incorporates a variety of musical styles and sets an equally wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Shepard’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work. The Washington Post has said that the work “demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy. Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition, enabling us to endure.”