Wilkes University


Arcadia Chorale Presents "The Song of a Rose"

The Arcadia Chorale will present THE SONG OF A ROSE: Christmas Music in Honor of the Virgin Mary at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Saturday’s performance will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre and Sunday’s performance will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and free for students.

The program, which features guest organist Mark Laubach, includes “There Is No Rose of Such Virtue” by John Joubert, “The Rose in the Middle of Winter” by Bob Chilcott, “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” by Michael Praetorius, and works by John Rutter, David Willcocks, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Alan Bullard and Francesco Durante. Also on the program are arrangements of traditional Christmas carols, which the audience is invited to join in singing.

Audio from an interview about the program with Dr. Steven Thomas on WVIA-FM’s ArtScene program is available here: https://soundcloud.com/ wvia-public-media/dr-steven- thomas-november-28-2018?in= wvia-public-media/sets/ artscene-1.

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 40 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 Steven Thomas, 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 newest recording, 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: the annual Messiah Sing-Along on Dec. 16 and the NEPA Bach Festival on March 23-24.

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