This past Sunday’s performance by the Susquehanna Valley Chorale was, in a word, inspiring. The candlelight service featured Bible readings, carols, hymns and choir music. Adding to the experience was harp, organ and bells, creating the perfect “ringing in” of the holiday season. From the first gentle notes of the harp to the dramatic ending with the bells, the concert was a memorable blend of voices and instruments. Conductor William Payn masterfully selected and adapted this rendition of Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols to fit the talent of the Chorale and added soloist Emily Martin plus reader Carlos Kearns to create a meaningful concert. Harpist Elizabeth Asmus and organist David Cover plus officiant John Dromazos and the Zion Lutheran bell choir under David Reier’s direction were superb in their contributions. Undoubtedly, those 500+ in attendance this year will encourage friends and neighbors to attend next year’s (and every) concert by the outstanding and remarkable Susquehanna Valley Chorale. I know my husband and I look forward to each performance!
Sincerely, Anne Gates
To get a glimpse of our singers during rehearsal for this concert, check out the video produced by The Daily Item, Sunbury.