CANCELED: Susquehanna Chorale Spring Concert

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  • Presented By: The Susquehanna Chorale
  • Dates: May 9, 2020
  • Location: Messiah College High Center for the Performing Arts
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: Adults $22 in advance, $27 at door. Students $5. Discounts for groups of 10+.

The nationally-acclaimed Susquehanna Chorale will present its spring concert, “Through Love to Light,” on May 9.

Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford has designed a concert of music that celebrates the resilience and strength of the human spirit in song, crafted by some of today’s most exciting and innovative composers.

“These are stories that connect us and reflect our capacity to love and persevere, even in the face of adversity,” Conductor Tedford said. “I am particularly excited about the centerpiece of our performance: Jake Runestad’s A Silence Haunts Me, which invites us into the personal experience of Beethoven as he gradually loses his hearing. I find it especially meaningful to present this stunning piece in 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.”

Kim André Arnesen’s Even When He is Silent encourages hope in the darkest hour of life. The text for this piece was written by a World War II prisoner, who etched the words on the wall of his cell while being held at a concentration camp.

The concerts also will feature Eric Whitacre’s Goodnight Moon, Elaine Hagenberg’s Oh Love and Through Love to Light, Shawn Kirchner’s Sweet Rivers, and James Stevens’ arrangement of Nearer My God to Thee.

The performance also will be available via livestream.

The Chorale is an award-winning adult chamber ensemble of 38 auditioned singers, based in central Pa.

The Chorale wishes to thank Fulton Private Bank, its 2019-20 season sponsor, and University Music Service of Hershey, the spring concert sponsor.