Wilkes University


Wilkes Chorale Ensembles Present "In the Bleak Midwinter"

The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present "IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER: Songs and Carols of Christmas" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wilkes University Choral Ensembles are directed by Professor Steven Thomas, director of choral activities and chair of the Division of Performing Arts.

The program includes arrangements of “Angels, We Have Heard on High,” “Adam Lay Ybounden,” “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” and “In the Bleak Midwinter,” as well as other Christmas music by Dale Warland, Alan Bullard, Hans Leo Hassler, William Mathias and Eleanor Daley. Featured soloists on the program are Shae-lyn Briggs, Zechariah Howard, Faith Jensen, Caitlin Klinger, William Lapetina, Alexandra Panek and Olivia Williams.

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 Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and a variety of shorter works. 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.

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

poster for chorale ensembles concert on sunday, dec. 9 at 3 p.m.