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The Susquehanna Chorale is proud to be included on this year’s Joy to the Burg!

This unique album features Christmas music from a diverse group of local musicians. Proceeds from the sale of the CD and download cards will benefit Christian Churches United and its programs to help the homeless.

The Susquehanna Chorale contributed the song “Still, Still, Still,” from its Susquehanna Christmas II recording and most recently performed at its 2018 Candlelight Christmas concerts. The Chorale is one of 18 musicians and groups featured on the album.

Local philanthropist Sheldon Jones rallied Harrisburg area musicians to create the first Joy to the Burg album in 2019. The album sold 1,200 copies and raised nearly $24,000.

Joy to the Burg 2020 is more important than ever,” Jones said. “These are challenging times, especially for people on the street or families who have lost their jobs and housing during this pandemic.”

Good Day PA on abc27 will feature Joy to the Burg and air performances from some of the participating bands during its Dec. 15 broadcast from 10 to 11 a.m.

For more information or to purchase the CD or download card, visit www.joytotheburg.com.

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Thank you to everyone who supported the Susquehanna Chorale on #GivingTuesday! Your gift helped us to reach our goal, and fulfill a generous matching grant.

The Susquehanna Chorale's mission of "enriching lives through song" remains more relevant than ever. Your support will enable us to keep providing much needed messages of hope, peace, and joy to our community during this extraordinary time.

The Susquehanna Chorale will release two new virtual concerts in November and December. Both are free to the public!

Youth Choral Festival – Available Now!

Featuring selections from the Chorale’s 2019 Youth Choral Festival, an inspiring intergenerational event with performances by the nearly 200 voices of the Susquehanna Children’s, Youth, and Young Women’s Chorales, and the Susquehanna Chorale. Students representing 52 area school districts as well as home-schooled children are involved in our educational choirs.

Click the concert link on our homepage to view the concert.

Candlelight Christmas – Dec. 19

Usher in the holiday season in your favorite way, while embracing the beautiful Christmas messages of hope, peace, and joy once again.

The concert will feature two new pieces performed virtually by the choir members: Dan Forrest’s arrangement of “The First Noel,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by John Rutter. Also featuring selections from past Christmas concerts, a singalong carol for viewers, and the traditional finale of Malcolm Sargent’s exquisite setting of “Silent Night.”

Click the concert link on our homepage on or after December 19.

Special thanks to the following donors for making the virtual concerts possible!

Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter III Family Foundation, Howard E. Heckler, Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, McCormick Family Foundation, The Presser Foundation, Renew Cumberland County Relief Block Grant Program, United Service Foundation, Inc., and University Music Service.

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