The mission of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale is to inspire the love of great choral music.
And for 45 years, the Chorale has been doing just that! SVC was founded in 1969 by a small group of musically oriented people who wished to sing, learn, and grow together in the performance of superb choral music. The first performance included 40 singers, and we now consist of well over 100 auditioned members from a wide geographical area…and from all walks of life.
Led by several distinguished conductors, the Chorale has emerged as the leading ambassador of the arts in the Central Susquehanna Valley. We are the region’s only community choral group dedicated to presenting orchestra-accompanied choral music of major standing. SVC provides challenging opportunities for our volunteers, vocal soloists, and orchestra members. Four major performances are presented each concert season, held at a variety of venues.
The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC) has been an educational outreach of SVC since 1993. Complementing existing school music programs, it gives talented young singers the opportunity to sing at an advanced level with other highly motivated singers from throughout the Valley.