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The Susquehanna Chorale has been widely recognized at the local, state, and national levels for its commitment to artistic excellence. 

  • The Susquehanna Chorale was the first volunteer choir to receive Chorus America’s highest national lifetime award, the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. Other winners include internationally-known volunteer and professional choirs.
     

  • The Chorale tied for second place in the "Community Chorus" division of the American Prize in 2020. The American Prize recognizes and rewards the best performers, ensembles and composers nationwide. The Chorale also was a finalist for the 2015 American Prize. 
     

  • The Chorale frequently performs major works with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and its conductor, Stuart Malina, by invitation. Its youth and children’s chorales have also performed with the HSO.
     

  • The Chorale has performed by invitation (or audition) at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., The Chautauqua Institution in New York State, conventions of the U.S. Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, Pennsylvania ACDA conferences, and the Mt. Gretna summer concert series.
     

  • The group has performed for the Pennsylvania Legislature, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, and the Governor’s Celebration of Hope and Freedom.
     

  • The Chorale’s eight, nationally-distributed professional recordings include four that were considered for Grammy nomination.
     

  • Performances abroad include concerts performed in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, England, and Scotland.
     

  • The Chorale contributes to the ongoing vitality of choral music by frequently commissioning new works from local, national, and internationally-known composers.
     

  • The Susquehanna Chorale’s Educational Outreach Program, composed of its Youth, Young Women’s, Children’s, and Preparatory Chorales, has been presented by Chorus America as a model educational choral program. The Chorale also sponsors a conducting internship.
     

  • Chorale performances have frequently been featured on syndicated public radio programs such as The First Art and The Music Box, and they can be heard on radio stations in central Pennsylvania and beyond.

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