Susquehanna Chorale to Perform Traditional Candlelight Christmas Concerts The Susquehanna Chorale, a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 40 auditioned singers, will present its traditional Candlelight Christmas concert series in December. The programs will be conducted by Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford. This year, the Chorale’s program will feature Members of the Messiah University Brass in a performance of John Rutter’s inspirational three-movement Gloria, as well as other works.
The program also includes a majestic opening processional, Personent Hodie, Jim Clements’ Gabriel’s Message and Eric Whitacre’s hauntingly beautiful Lux Aurumque. The Chorale is certain to bring holiday cheer with their performance of 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. The evening concludes with the Chorale surrounding the audience for the traditional finale, Silent Night.
Friday, December 16 at the High Center, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18 at Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg 4:00 p.m.
A pre-concert instrumental recital will be presented by the Messiah University Brass 15 minutes prior to each performance. A reception for the audience and singers is planned following each program.
Tickets may be purchased through the Susquehanna Chorale website at https://susquehannachorale.org/performances or by calling the Messiah University Box Office at (717) 691-6036, Option #1.
Adults: $32.69 in advance/$35.00 at the door
Students: $12.29 in advance/$10.00 at the door
All tickets purchased in advance include a processing fee. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.Elizabethtown College
Leffler Chapel and Performance Center
1 Alpha Drive