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Arcadia Chorale Presents "The Play’s the Thing" October 22-23

arcadia chorale flyerOn Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, the Arcadia Chorale will present The Play’s the Thing, the first program of their 2016-2017 concert season. Saturday’s performance will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre at 7:30 pm, and Sunday’s performance will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and free for students.
The concert is a tribute to Shakespeare, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death. The program features modern settings of texts from Shakespeare’s plays, including several that were composed specifically for this anniversary year. Many well-known texts are on the program, including songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Henry VIII, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth. Featured composers are Ralph Vaughan Williams, Matthew Harris, Alan Bullard, Juhani Komulainen, Emma Lou Diemer and Jussi Chydenius.
Audio from an interview about the concert with Dr. Steven Thomas, Music Director of the Arcadia Chorale, on WVIA-FM’s ArtScene program is available here:  https://soundcloud.com/wvia- public-media/dr-steven-thomas- october-17-2016.
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, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music 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: Navidad Nuestra on December 3-5 and the Annual Messiah Sing-Along on December 18.