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This year, there will be three opportunities to hear the Susquehanna Chorale’s spring concert series, Songs for the Journey, at three different locations:

  • Friday May 12, 7:30 p.m., Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA

  • Saturday May 13, 7:30 p.m., Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA

  • Sunday May 14, 4:00 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall) at Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, PA

Each performance location offers unique attractions. Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg offers a more intimate experience in an urban and acoustically ideal environment. Derry Presbyterian in Hershey provides a suburban setting and a more desirable commute for audience members east of Harrisburg. Parmer Hall at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg provides a spacious auditorium and convenient parking in a University setting. At each location, a pre-concert 15-minute instrumental recital will be presented by organist/pianist Daniel Dorty and guest artists Vera Solomin, violin, and Ai-Lin Hsieh, cello.

Here are just a few of the selections included in the upcoming concert programs: Let All the World in Every Corner Sing by Ralph Vaughan Williams, the Pilgrims’ Hymn of Stephen Paulus, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms arranged by Eric Nelson, Oh My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose by René Clausen, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel, Cardinalis Nobis Pacem by William Stowman, Deep River arranged by Mack Wilberg, and I’ll Be on My Way by Shawn Kirchner.

Tickets may be purchased through the Susquehanna Chorale website at or by calling the Messiah University Box Office at (717) 691-6036, Option #1. Discount tickets are available for groups of 10 or more.

Regardless of your chosen performance venue(s), the messages conveyed in this stunning program will lift your spirits and speak to your soul. This is a playlist for life—a musical story of who we are and why our journey matters. Come along with the Susquehanna Chorale and experience “Songs for the Journey.”

Make this Mother’s Day weekend special for your family and join the Susquehanna Chorale at one of our three spring concerts.

Susquehanna Chorale Founder and Conductor Linda L. Tedford had an opportunity in February to share her insights into the upcoming spring program in a live radio interview on WITF's The Spark. Host Aniya Faulcon also chatted with Gwen Lehman, a singer in the Susquehanna Chorale, and Daniel Dorty, the Chorale accompanist.

The interview was recorded and is available on the WITF website.

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The Susquehanna Chorale has concluded its most successful #GivingTuesday campaign to date.

Dozens of supporters contributed more than $3,000 over the course of the day on November 29 to a matching funds campaign which generated a total of $6,985.26 for the Chorale.

"We're very grateful for the response," said Susquehanna Chorale Director of Marketing Barry Kroeker. "Our anonymous donor's matching gift pledge was very helpful in motivating giving by our faithful audience."

According to, Giving Tuesday — the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the internationally recognized day for a focus on charitable giving — began in 2012 with a donations drive by the 92nd Street Y in New York.

At launch, Giving Tuesday was just an idea, some publicity, a social media hashtag, and a package of advice and branding for organizations anywhere that wanted to participate. The 92nd Street Y developed the hashtag, marketing advice, and resources, and released them all for any nonprofit to use.

Since then, the idea has gone viral, and last year $2.7 billion was generated for charities in the United States alone.

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