Despite the challenges of Covid 19, we are seeking creative ways to keep music in the air.
Sunday Afternoon, November 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm
To remember All-Saints Day, we broadcast portions of a 2014 program featuring Maurice Durufle’s beautiful Requiem and three of Marcel Dupre’s seldom heard Quatre Motets. This broadcast also serves as a fitting thank-you and farewell to Dr. Timothy Smith, organist and director of music for Covenant Presbyterian Church of Scranton, who will be retiring at the end of 2020. Dr. Smith accompanied these performances on the Covenant organ.
December 18, 2020 through January 2, 2021
A Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols
Link will be found on the front page of this site or by following us at facebook.com/CSNEPA
With the support of a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture grant, we are pleased to offer a Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols. Partnering with The Lyric Consort, NEPA’s premier a cappella ensemble, we are recording 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.
During March and April we will be meeting our adult singers in-person by section only (sopranos, altos, and tenors/basses) to rehearse portions of our spring 2020 repertoire we had to step away from when the Covid Pandemic began: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and the Te Deum in A Major and Songs of the Fleet by Charles Villiers Stanford. After 3 such sections for each group, we will record and blend them in May and share the results via social media.