• Susquehanna Chorale

Welcome home to the sounds of the Susquehanna Chorale! Our 2021-22 season feels truly extraordinary to me as we celebrate 40 years of choral artistry. Our concerts will feature many favorites from past years, interspersed with selections that are new to us, including the world premiere of Dan Forrest’s Let the Stable Still Astonish, composed in honor of our 40th anniversary.


In addition, we celebrate a return to live, concert-hall performances! We were grateful for the opportunity to present our music safely through virtual and outdoor concerts, but nothing can replace the energy that flows between the choir and the audience in a live, acoustic space. Nothing viewed on a screen replicates the feeling of anticipation in the hushed pause just before the Chorale’s first note is sung, or the exhilaration of witnessing three generations of voices come together in the Youth Choral Festival.


When I consider the Chorale today, I see the image of a beautiful tree, one that has grown and flourished through many seasons. Planted by the seed of my young and hopeful imagination 40 years ago, it took root and grew well beyond my dreams and expectations. Multiplying and dividing like a tree’s branches, the Chorale expanded from 11 singers to the current 39, and from one choir to five, including our Educational Outreach choirs. It has put down deep roots, so that our audience is larger, and its reach now extends far beyond central Pennsylvania. With your support, “our tree” will continue to thrive well into the future.


To mark our 40th anniversary, we are releasing Legacy, a new set of previously unreleased recordings from live performances. Legacy is quintessential Susquehanna Chorale — gorgeous music that evokes memories and has great meaning to both singers and audiences alike. Many of these pieces will be featured in this season’s concerts. Click here to pre-order your copy!


Together, the Legacy recordings and concert programming celebrate the relationship between our audiences and the hundreds of singers who have been a part of the Chorale family. Through the voice of every singer in our organization, we remain deeply committed to artistic excellence and sharing the beauty and inspiration of choral music with others.


Please join us as we joyfully celebrate 40 years of enriching life through song, live and in concert, together!


- Linda L. Tedford; Artistic Director, Founder, and Conductor



Susquehanna Chorale Alumni are invited to join us at our Legacy: A Candlelight Christmas concerts on December 17,18, 19, and/or at our spring concerts, Legacy: A Season to Celebrate! on May 13 and 15. Former singers are invited to sing “Silent Night.” Our May concerts will feature sacred and secular music from our past, and former singers are invited to sing “Shenandoah.”


Please contact Molly Masser, our Administrator, (sc@susquehannachorale.org) and let her know if you plan to attend, or if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!




To mark our 40th anniversary, we are releasing Legacy, a new set of previously unreleased recordings from live performances. Legacy is quintessential Susquehanna Chorale — gorgeous music that evokes memories and has great meaning to both singers and audiences alike. Many of these pieces will be featured in this season’s concerts.

Click here for more information and to pre-order your copy!


The Susquehanna Chorale is pleased to announce plans for its 2021-22 concert

season! Yes, we are rehearsing and planning for live, in-person concerts; and we

are excited about it. Following a whole season in 2019-2020 of no live

performances due to COVID-19, all of us need the sound of choral music more

than ever.


The Susquehanna Chorale is a national-award winning choral ensemble of 39

adults, all volunteer, based in central Pennsylvania. “Enriching lives through

song” is much more than our motto. It is our reason for being. With each

performance, we strive to improve our community and individual lives through

the power and beauty of choral music.


We invite you to support the Susquehanna Chorale by placing an advertisement

in the program for our five regular season concerts: A Candlelight Christmas

(Dec. 17, 18, and 19), and our Spring 2022 concert series (May 13 and 15).


Our audience members recognize the impact of the arts on our community, and

they appreciate businesses that value the same. You may be interested to know

that nearly 3,000 patrons attended our concerts during the 2018-19 season, and

our Christmas concerts continue to reach record levels of attendance each year!

Programs are distributed to all concert patrons.


An advertising form with rate information is linked below. Please return the form and

your ad by October 31st to be included in the Christmas program. Submit your ad

by October 15 and get a bonus of being included in the Youth Choral Festival

program on November 21.


We hope you will consider attending one or more of our concerts! For venues

and more event information, visit www.susquehannachorale.org.

Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions or would like

additional information, please contact us by phone or address listed below.


Sincerely,

Sean Devine

Director of Development & Marketing


Click here for the 2021-22 advertiser form!