The 50-voice ADULT CHORUS regularly presents Fall and Spring programs, and joins with the Children’s and Youth Ensembles for December’s annual “Christmas with the Choral Society.” Since 2001, the chorus has also regularly joined the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic in their annual December “Home for the Holidays” programs. The Chorus explores a wide range of repertoire, ranging from the choral/orchestra masterworks to smaller settings of art and folk songs, spirituals/gospel, world music, and Broadway selections. To view a summary of our programming over the past decade, please visit our Recent Performances page.
Interested singers are always welcomed at the start of each semester, and they purchase and retain their own musical scores, and pay a modest tuition of $75.00 per semester which includes 2 tickets to any of that semester’s self-produced concerts.
Women also purchase a required mock twinset top to wear in performance with black slacks or long skirt of their choosing, while men wear tuxedo or black suit with black bow tie. The current cost of the women’s top is $ 42.00. To see/purchase this required Women’s uniform, visit https://www.stageaccents.com/kennedy-twinset.html
Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm at Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main Street in Avoca. The church is easily accessed from Interstate 81 and conveniently located between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.
Click on the links below to see our Adult Rehearsal/Performance Schedule for the current year and our Adult Chorus Handbook.
Choirs and Classes for Children and Youth
The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania presently sponsors the following choral ensembles and musical experiences to serve children grades Kindergarten through high school.
You can also visit the program’s dedicated webpage at http://www.singnepa.com
BEGINNING CHOIR: A Singing -Based Musical Experience Class for children (male and female) grades K-2. Taught by our Director of Children’s and Youth Programs, Becky Burdett.
Meeting on Monday Evenings, 5:30-6:15 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas PA
Meeting on Tuesday Evenings, 5:30-6:15 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit PA
INTERMEDIATE CHOIR: Children’s Choir (unchanged male and female voices) for grades 3-6. Conducted and taught by our Director of Children’s and Youth Programs, Becky Burdett. Each meeting begins with 30′ of music-reading instruction based on the Kodaly approach, followed by 45′ of choral rehearsal.
Meeting on Monday evenings, 6:15-7:30 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas PA
Meeting on Tuesday evenings, 6:15-7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit PA
ADVANCED CHOIR: Youth Choir (male and female) for grades 7-12 . Conducted and taught by Frank Jones. Each meeting begins with 45′ of music-reading instruction based on the Kodaly approach, followed by 60′ of choral rehearsal.
Meeting only on Tuesday evenings, 6:15-8:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit PA