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The 2022-2023 season of the Susquehanna Chorale is already underway.

Auditions have been completed and nine new singers will join the 40-member ensemble for their first rehearsal on September 12.

To order season tickets, call the Messiah University Box Office at 717.691.6036, Option 1. Individual concert tickets may be purchased online, by phone, and at the door. Discounts are available for advance purchase.

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The Susquehanna Chorale has returned from a successful concert tour of Ireland!

The Chorale performed at Kylemore Abbey on July 13.

The group enjoyed planned excursions to Dublin, the ancient monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise, the wild Connemara Region, the historic Kylemore Abbey (home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns), the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs of Moher. The tour concluded with stops in Killarney and an excursion around the Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula).

Performances included recitals at Kylemore Abbey and St. Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway on July 13, Saint Mary’s Church of the Sloes in Killarney on July 16, and St. Joseph’s Parish Church in Dublin on July 18.

The Susquehanna Chorale has upcoming summer performances at Glory to Ukraine, a benefit concert in the Harrisburg area, and the Mt. Gretna summer music series on August 21.

MECHANICSBURG (July 28) – The Susquehanna Chorale, Linda L. Tedford,

Conductor, will be featured performers at a benefit concert for the U.S. – Ukraine Foundation (USUF) on Sunday, August 14, at 3:00 PM. Profits from the event will be donated to the USUF.

According to https://usukraine.org, the U.S. – Ukraine Foundation is a strategic “do tank” headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a permanent presence working on the ground in Ukraine since 1991.

The concert, Glory to Ukraine, will be held at the Sunoco Performance

Theater at Whitaker Center, 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA. The program will also include a number of well-known solo musicians from central Pennsylvania, including Peter Sirotin, principal violinist of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

Local musicians will be joined by the Russian cellist Igor Zubkovsky, a tenured member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and a Ukrainian cellist, Tetyana Pyatovolenko, who came to the United States for music study at Messiah University. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in Cello Performance from Penn State University.

Tickets for the benefit performance may be purchased online for $40; VIP concert tickets are available for $100. For more information about the benefit concert, visit https://ukrainebenefitconcert.com.