The Susquehanna Chorale will perform its annual Candlelight Christmas concerts on Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Elizabethown College, Elizabethtown, Pa; and Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, Pa.
The Chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 38 auditioned singers, founded in 1981 by Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford.
This year’s concerts will include beloved classics interwoven with new and creative settings of familiar texts, some featuring guest cellist Ai-Lin Hsieh.
The Chorale will perform Elaine Hagenberg’s O Come, Emmanuel, Ola Gjeilo’s Serenity, John Rutter’s Carol of the Magi, Donald McCullough’s arrangement of What Child is This?, and the spirituals Rise Up Shepherd and Follow (Stacey Gibbs) and Mary Had a Baby (Uzee Brown Jr.). The audience will be surrounded by candlelight and song for the Chorale’s traditional finale, Malcolm Sargent’s exquisite setting of Silent Night.
A pre-concert prelude by Ms. Hsieh and organist Daniel Dorty will be presented 15 minutes prior to each performance.
Special thanks to our 2019-20 concert sponsor, Fulton Private Bank, and our Christmas concert series sponsor, The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter III Family Foundation.
For tickets, visit www.susquehannachorale.org, or call the Messiah College Box Office, 717.691.6036.