Wilkes University


Arcadia Chorale & Doug Smith Jazz Trio Present "Home Away from Home"

On Friday, April 21, the Arcadia Chorale will join with The Doug Smith Jazz Trio to present “HOME AWAY FROM HOME,” a cabaret-style program that features music inspired by the USO performers who entertained the troops both at home and abroad. The program begins at 8 p.m. at the Century Club of Scranton. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members. Students will be admitted free with a student ID.

Drinks will be available for purchase during the program, which features many old favorites including “America, the Beautiful,” “In the Mood,” “The White Cliffs of Dover,” “It Had to Be You,” “Sentimental Journey,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Featured soloists include Wilkes University students Martina Barna and Hannah Eastman, Wilkes alumna Samantha Schumacher, and Chorale members Jamie Bottger, Kathy Brink, Catherine Carter, Patrick Fisk, Linda Hickernell, Amelia Makus, Llewellyn Miller, Evelyn Munley, Alene Olsommer, Wes Poole, Kathy Shucosky. The Doug Smith Jazz Trio features Doug Smith on bass, Marshall Kornblatt on piano and R.J. Kennedy on drums.

“I’m very excited about this program and the opportunity to collaborate again with the Doug Smith Jazz Trio,” said Chorale Music Director Steven Thomas, who is Chair of the Division of Performing Arts, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Wilkes University. “There’s so much great music to pick from, it’s been both a challenge and a joy to put it together. And it’s such a fun and uplifting way to end the Chorale’s concert season.”

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. For more information regarding the 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.

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