Wilkes University


Arcadia Chorale Presents Saints and Sinners October 31-November 1

On Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and  November 1, the Arcadia Chorale will present Saints and Sinners, the first program of their 2015-2016 concert season. Saturday’s performance will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton at 8:00 pm, and Sunday’s performance will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and free for students.

The concert is inspired by both Halloween and All Saints Day, with music that explores issues of vice, virtue and redemption. Saints Peter, Patrick, Paul, Mary and Hildegard are featured in works written by Palestrina, Arvo Pärt, Z. Randall Stroope, Trond Kverno, and Hildegard herself. Sinners appear in pieces by Johannes Brahms, György Orbán, Andrew Carter and Matthew Culloton. Also on the program are works by William L. Dawson and John Rutter.

The Arcadia Chorale is one of Northeast Pennsylvania’s premier musical organizations and has served the region with choral concerts of the highest quality for over 35 years. The Chorale has received critical acclaim for performances of works ranging from the Renaissance to the present. The Music Director of the Chorale is Dr. Steven Thomas, who is Chair of the Division of Performing Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Wilkes University.

For more information regarding the Arcadia Chorale, to reserve tickets, or to order a copy of the Chorale’s CD, please visit www.arcadiachorale.org or contact the Chorale office at 570-871-0350. Parking information and directions are also available on the website, as is information about the Chorale’s future events: Glad Tidings! on December 5-6 and the Annual Messiah Sing-Along on December 20.