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Wilkes University Choral Ensembles to Present LOVE: Lost and Found

On Friday, November 21, the Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present LOVE: Lost and Found at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. Both groups are directed by Dr. Steven Thomas, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Wilkes University.

The free concert begins at 7:30 pm and is open to the public. The program features a wide variety of a cappella and accompanied works for chorus. The Wilkes University Chorus and Chamber Singers will perform folk songs from Brazil, Cuba, Bulgaria, and Zimbabwe, sacred music from the English Renaissance, American works from the 18th, 20th and 21st centuries, and several vocal jazz arrangements. Featured composers include Alice Parker, Ola Gjeilo, C. A. Pinto Fonseca, William Billings, Paul Sjolund, Dumisani Maraire and Oscar Galián. Featured soloists include Martina Barna, Paul Doherty, Elyse Guziewicz, Jarrett Hank, Taylor Lammerand, Eliza Neidlinger, Micaela Oliverio, Ashley Potkulski, and Amanda Thomas.

The University Chorus is the University’s largest choral ensemble, and is open to any member of the Wilkes community, by audition. Recent repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Rutter’s Gloria, Brahms’ Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and a variety of shorter works. The Chamber Singers is the University’s select vocal ensemble, and is open to any student member of the Wilkes University Chorus, by audition. The Chamber Singers typically perform a wide range of a cappella repertoire, from Renaissance to contemporary music, and will join the Arcadia Chorale in December to perform parts I-III of J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

For more information on this concert, please contact Dr. Steven Thomas at 570-408-4434 or steven.thomas@wilkes.edu.

Love: Lost and Found