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Susquehanna Chorale - 2022-2023 Season

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Youth Choral Festival – Experience the Inspiration!

•    Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 4 p.m. - Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall), Messiah University,  Mechanicsburg

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Candlelight Christmas – Experience the Joy!

•    Friday, December 16, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. - Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall), Messiah University,  Mechanicsburg

•    Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. - Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown

•    Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 4 p.m. - Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg

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Songs for the Journey – Experience the Journey!  

•    Friday, May 12, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. - Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey

•    Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. - Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg

•    Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 4 p.m. - Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall), Messiah University,  Mechanicsburg

 
 
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Youth Choral Festival – Experience the Inspiration!

•    Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 4 p.m. - Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall), Messiah University,  Mechanicsburg

Children’s eyes glow with excitement and anticipation for their first concert. Teens astound us with their level of skill and artistry. Adults complete the circle with a rich and polished sound. These voices come together for the Susquehanna Chorale’s Youth Choral Festival, a glorious concert designed to inspire every generation. 

This year, we welcome former Young Women’s Chorale conductor Dru Deitch to the podium of the Youth Chorale, and Mitchell Sensenig will assume leadership of the Young Women’s Chorale after serving as its accompanist.

The Susquehanna Chorale will perform several selections and the entire family of choirs will combine for the beloved finale, Mack Wilberg’s Anthem of Peace

The members of the Children’s Chorale, Young Women’s Chorale and Youth Chorale represent the future of the choral art and its irreplaceable role in enriching our community. We invite you to join us and experience the inspiration of singing at all stages of life. 

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Candlelight Christmas – Experience the Joy!

•    Friday, December 16, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. - Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall), Messiah University,  Mechanicsburg

•    Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. - Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown

•    Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 4 p.m. - Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg

It’s Christmas—time to sound the trumpet, light the tree, and gather once again for a holiday celebration with the Susquehanna Chorale. The majestic opening processional, Personent Hodie, sets the stage for what promises to be a spectacular concert filled with wonder and joy. 

The reverence of the season is captured in Jim Clements’ Gabriel’s Message and Eric Whitacre’s hauntingly beautiful Lux Aurumque

We bring holiday cheer with Jerry Rubino’s setting of It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and a whimsical, not-to-be-missed performance of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Traditional songs and carols follow, including an audience sing-along of Mack Wilberg’s Joy to the World with brass and organ. And, as lights are dimmed and candles glow, the Chorale will once again surround the audience for the traditional finale, Silent Night.

Come and experience the magic of a Susquehanna Chorale Candlelight Christmas.

 
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Songs for the Journey – Experience the Journey!  

•    Friday, May 12, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. - Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey

•    Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. - Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg

•    Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 4 p.m. - Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts (Parmer Hall), Messiah University,  Mechanicsburg

The cairn, a human-made pile of stones, has long been a symbol of prayer, balance, and guidance for many cultures. When found along a trail, the cairn communicates that someone has passed this way before and left a mark to guide others on their journey.

Our spring concert is filled with songs that capture those moments when we add our own marks along life’s way–through worship, through sharing love and joy, and through offering messages of reassurance and hope to others. We invite you to experience music old and new, crafted or recrafted by some of the world’s finest composers and arrangers, that explores our human journey in song. 

  • Stephen Paulus’ Pilgrim’s Hymn, Ola Gjeilo’s The Ground, and the South African song, Indodana.

  • Eric Nelson’s arrangements of Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and When Memory Fades.

  • The Girl I Left Behind Me and The Nightingale set by Dan Forrest.

  • Shawn Kirchner’s I’ll Be on My Way.

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.”

 

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2022-2023 Ticket Information

Purchasing Tickets

All ticketing is handled for the Susquehanna Chorale by the Messiah University Box Office, regardless of location.

Season tickets must be purchased by phone or using the season brochure paper order form (available in August). To order tickets by phone, call the Messiah University Box Office at 717.691.6036, Option 1.

Individual concert tickets may be purchased online using the Messiah University Box Office PurplePass ticketing software.

Ticket Pricing

Season tickets offer the best value, and are available for purchase until the November concert. Call the Messiah University Box Office for details.

Online discount pricing is available for single-ticket purchases until the Friday of each concert week. Tickets purchased online after 3:00 p.m. on those Fridays will be sold at door pricing.

 

At-the-door pricing for the Youth Choral Festival is $25 for adults and $5 for students. Adult tickets may be purchased online at a discount. Ticketing fees may apply.

At-the-door pricing for Christmas and Spring programs is $35 for adults and $10 for students. Adult tickets may be purchased online at a discount. Ticketing fees may apply.

Order your tickets promptly to ensure the best seating and value!

Group Discounts

Group and special organization bulk purchase discounts* are available when 10 or more tickets are sold at the same time. For pricing, and to purchase group tickets, call the Messiah University Box Office at 717.691.6036.

*not available online

Additional Information

Concerts at Messiah University have assigned seating (select when ordering your tickets).​ All other venues have open seating. Doors generally open 45 minutes in advance of the scheduled performance time.

The box office closes for advance sales at 3 p.m. on the Friday preceding an event or event series. After that, tickets can only be purchased at the door or online for full price.

For additional information, contact the Susquehanna Chorale at 717.533.7859 or sc@susquehannachorale.org.