2014-15 Concert Season

A Spectacular Line-up! William Payn continues to amaze with excellence in programming. Be sure to join the Chorale for all of their performances in the 2014-15 season.


Reaping the Whirlwind… As our nation commemorates the anniversaries of World War I and the Civil War, this concert salutes our veterans with the debut of an exciting new work commissioned by the Susquehanna Valley Chorale.

Based on the writings of Walt Whitman and several more contemporary poets, the new work is written by guitarist and composer Jeffrey Van. Van is music professor at the University of Minnesota and has performed in Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center. The Chorale and chamber orchestra take the stage with guest soloists Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano, and Daniel Teadt, baritone.

Sunday, October 12 | 3pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University, Lewisburg



Candlelight Christmas… SVC’s winter concert promises to be an intimate, heartwarming and joyous event. It features seasonal works for harp, organ and chorus with harpist Elizabeth Asmus and organist David Cover. Join us in Zion’s acoustically perfect and beautifully decorated candlelit sanctuary to capture the spirit of the holidays with this truly magical event!

Sunday, December 14 | 3pm
Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury



The Music of Downton Abbey… Downton Abbey is a PBS-TV favorite. This concert transports the audience to the early 20th century and features great choral works of the post-Edwardian period. Our own “Lady Alice,” the Duchess of Kirkwood and frequent guest at Downton Abbey, leads us through the evening with informative historical narrative about the family and house. SVC soloists and chamber orchestra join the Chorale for an unforgettable trip back in time.

March 15 | 3pm
Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury



The Roaring ’20s! The ’20s began with the aftermath of WWI and ended with the onset of the Great Depression. In between, it was an era of unprecedented social, artistic, and cultural dynamism.
SVC celebrates the decade with a collection of some of America’s most cherished songs, including music written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Victor Herbert, and more. The Chorale and SVC soloists are joined by Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble to recreate the syncopated sounds of early musical theatre and silent cinema. Come and enjoy a rip-roaring good time!

Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2 | both 7:30pm
Weber Auditorium, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove