Wilkes University


Wilkes University Choral Ensembles to Present "Journeys"

The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present a program titled "Journeys" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. The concert is free and open to the public. 

The program features works related to travel: departures, separation, destinations, modes of travel and even the road itself. Included on the concert are Randall Thompson’s “The Road Not Taken,” Stephen Chatman’s “Train,” Eleanor Daley’s “The Bridge Builder,” an arrangement of “Route Sixty-Six” by Dick Averre and William Henry Smith’s “Ride the Chariot.” Featured soloists on the program are Stevie Burton, Kayleigh Evans, Caitlin Klinger 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.

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

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

journeys choral concert poster