February 13, 2020
The Susquehanna University Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Amy Voorhees, will explore new territory on their annual Spring Break tour in early March 2020.
The kick-off concert will include a performance of traditional choral music at the Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville, Pennsylvania, followed by stops in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, areas.
Along the way, students will have the opportunity to work with Dirk Garner, chair of the Department of Conducting and Ensembles, director of choral studies and professor of conducting at Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, Ohio. As is tradition, the University Choir and Chamber Singers will also sing with several high school choirs and share their music with church congregations in each of the larger metropolitan areas.
Concerts are free and open to the public.
Their repertoire includes pieces such as Veni Sancte Spiritus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Bluebird by Charles Villiers Stanford, The Lake Isle by Ola Gjeilo and Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd.
Performance dates and locations are as follows:
- Friday, March 6, Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 580 Railroad St., Danville, Pennsylvania, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 8, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 127 Cherry Road NE, Massillon, Ohio, 4 p.m.
- Monday, March 9, Worthington-Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Road, Columbus, Ohio, 12:25 p.m.
- Monday, March 9, Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road, Grove City, Ohio, 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 10, Moon Area High School, 8353 University Blvd., Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 9:10 a.m.
- Tuesday, March 10, Butler High School, 120 Campus Lane, Butler, Pennsylvania, 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 10, First English Lutheran Church, 241 North Main St., Butler, Pennsylvania, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 11, Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.
- Wednesday, March 11, Faith United Methodist Church, 261 W. Chapel Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
- Thursday, March 12, Central Cambria High School, 204 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, 9:45 a.m.