Susquehanna Young Women's Chorale
The Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale, directed by Dru Kepner, provides a focused rehearsal and performing opportunity for young female singers within the Susquehanna Valley.
Like the Susquehanna Youth and Children’s Chorales, the Young Women’s Chorale was formed to complement existing school music programs, by giving talented young female singers the opportunity to rehearse and perform with other highly motivated students at an advanced level of artistic excellence, specializing in music specifically written for women’s voices.
Students are auditioned for membership and are required to pay a membership fee. A scholarship fund has been established to provide financial assistance for any deserving young musician who has auditioned successfully for the Chorale.
The Chorale rehearses one hour each week for ten weeks during the fall. Rehearsals focus on a Scholarship Benefit Concert and the annual Youth Choral Festival in November. The program’s repertoire includes pieces from many periods of music history and encompasses a wide range of styles, from sacred music to folk songs. Emphasis in rehearsals is on fine choral literature and developing good vocal habits through choral techniques.