Wilkes University


Arcadia Chorale Presents Love Songs

The Arcadia Chorale will present Love Songs, the first program of their 2018-2019 concert season, on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28. Saturday’s performance will be held at St. Nicholas R. C. Church in Wilkes-Barre at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s performance will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit at 4 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s performance are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and free for students. Admission to Sunday’s performance, which is presented as part of the Arts at First Presbyterian arts series, is free, and a free-will offering will be taken.

The program is an exploration of the rich tradition of songs about love: the pursuit of love, the joy of love found and the heartbreak of love lost. Works range from Renaissance madrigals by Thomas Morley and Jacques Arcadelt to contemporary pieces by Eric Whitacre, Cecilia McDowall and Joseph Gregorio. Also on the program are works by Morten Lauridsen, Maurice Ravel, Jean Belmont, Stephen Paulus, and Rodgers and Hart.

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 from the Renaissance to the present. The Music Director of the Chorale is Steven Thomas, who is Chair of the Division of Performing Arts, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Wilkes University.

Audio from an interview about the program with Professor Steven Thomas on WVIA-FM’s ArtScene program is available here: http://www.wvia.org/radio/ local/artscene/.

For more information regarding the Arcadia Chorale, to reserve tickets, or to order a copy of the Chorale’s CDs, 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 Song of a Rose on Dec. 1-2 and the Annual Messiah Sing-Along on Dec. 16.

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