Wilkes University


Choral Ensembles to Present "Love, Loss & Life"

The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present Love, Loss & Life on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program features selections from Mozart’s Requiem performed by the University Chorus, as well as a variety of a cappella and accompanied pieces performed by the Chamber Singers. On the program are works by Josquin des Prez, Morten Lauridsen, Pierre Passereau, Randall Thompson, Irving Berlin and Anders Edenroth.

The Wilkes University Choral Ensembles are directed by Dr. Steven Thomas, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Wilkes University.

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. On Friday, May 5, the University Chorus will be joining with the NEPA Philharmonic to perform Mozart’s Requiem at the Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre.

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 frequently collaborates with the Arcadia Chorale on the annual NEPA Bach Festival.

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

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