Wilkes University


Arcadia Chorale Presents "Visions of America" Oct. 21 and 22

The Arcadia Chorale will present Visions of America, the first program of their 2017-2018 concert season, on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 22. Saturday’s performance will be held at St. Nicholas R. C. Church in Wilkes-Barre at 8 p.m, and Sunday’s performance will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and free for students.

The program is an exploration of the rich tradition of American choral music, from its early beginnings with William Billings, through 20th-century masters such as Aaron Copland and Howard Hanson, to the great diversity of contemporary composers, including Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsen, Moses Hogan, and Eric Whitacre. Also on the program are works by Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Vincent Persichetti, Ulysses Kay, Gwyneth Walker, David Dickau and Joan Szymko. 

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-19-2017.

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: Christmas Joy on Dec. 2 and 3 and the Annual Messiah Sing-Along on Dec. 17.

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