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Friday, June 4, 2021, 7:00 p.m. 

Fort Hunter

100 Fort Hunter Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Join the Susquehanna Chorale as it once again shares its extraordinary musical legacy with you, LIVE!  Enjoy the beautiful and safe outdoor setting of Harrisburg’s own Fort Hunter Park, and be part of the Chorale’s premier role in bringing our music community back together again, with its program Through Love to Light.  Artistic Director, Founder, and Conductor

Linda L Tedford shares, “The title of our concert comes from the final piece on our program, and it encapsulates the thread that is woven through our selected repertoire. We present texts, beautifully set to music, that celebrate the resilience and strength of the human spirit.  We need these pieces now, more than ever.”

This is a family-oriented musical event and social distancing will be enforced.

Please Bring Your Own:
Snacks (dinner/snacks also available from outside vendors. See below)
Paper towels
Hand Sanitizer
Bug Spray

Other Things to Remember:
Practice Social Distancing
Wear a Mask
Restrooms are available onsite
No Smoking
No alcohol
Cell Phones should be on silent/vibrate during the performance

More about the program:

Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford has designed a concert of music that celebrates the resilience and strength of the human spirit in song, crafted by some of today’s most exciting and innovative composers.

“These are stories that connect us and reflect our capacity to love and persevere, even in the face of adversity,” Conductor Tedford said. Kim André Arnesen’s Even When He is Silent encourages hope in the darkest hour of life. The text for this piece was written by a World War II prisoner, who etched the words on the wall of his cell while being held at a concentration camp.    

Also featuring:
Elaine Hagenberg: Oh Love and Through Love to Light
Shawn Kirchner: Sweet Rivers
James Stevens arrangement: Nearer My God to Thee
C.Thomas Schwalm: Look to this Day, commissioned and premiered by the Chorale in 1997

“I have chosen repertoire that speaks to a variety of emotions, from frustration to exuberant joy,” Conductor Tedford said.  

Join the Susquehanna Chorale for an evening of stunningly beautiful music that will not only inspire, but leave you spellbound. This concert embraces our humanity and shares the much-needed message that love always moves us toward the light. This is the choral art at its finest!

Information from Fort Hunter:

Join us for our Sunset Series of events each Friday from June-August as we alternate between movie nights and live performances at beautiful Fort Hunter Park!

Events are FREE to attend thanks to our sponsors.

Thank you to the generosity of Capital BlueCross, and Renewal by Andersen of Central PA you'll enjoy the sweet sounds of "Through Love to Light" presented by Susquehanna Chorale on Friday, June 4th (Rain date Sunday, June 6th.)


5:00 p.m. - Food Trucks Begin Serving
7:00- 8:30 p.m. - Susquehanna Chorale Presents "Through Love to Light"


Dauphin County Gives Back - Help us give back to the community by supporting our non-profit partner Susquehanna Chorale by considering a donation. Covid-19 has prevented many live events last year, and this is your chance to lend your assistance.


Plan to have dinner at the park with Grappling Crab Shack and Sarah's Creamery serving Penn State ice cream!


Grappling Crab Shack brings the flavors from the Bayou and the Bay back to PA. Everything is made fresh and from scratch! Menu options: gourmet crab cakes, cheesy crab bites, hand cut seasoned fries, Cajan jambalaya, vegetarian Chesapeake Bay pasta salad & more!


Sarah's Creamery will be serving Penn State ice cream with the option for various sundaes, toppings, homemade waffle cones, and soft pretzels.

Prices range from $2 - $10 per item.

We also encourage you to wear your masks when entering the event until you make it to your final destination for the evening. Everyone will be asked to social distance in the event field.

Event Tips:
1.) It does get chilly after sunset. Bring a blanket and a sweatshirt!
2.) Don't forget your lawn chairs.
3.) Don't have time for dinner? Come a little early and have a picnic dinner at the park.
4.) Bring some bug spray... there can be bugs outside here at the park.

Fort Hunter Sunset Music Series website :

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