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Do you know anyone who might become a Friend of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale?

This painting was recently being auctioned at a special Friend’s reception.

Friends are donors of $500 or more, and their financial gifts support the SVC and our educational outreach, the SVYC.

Friends receive reserved seating at concerts, as well as invitations to special events throughout the year. If you would like to become a Friend of the SVC, please contact Friends Committee Chair, Nancy Showers, e-mail:, 570.966.1132.

Donating is easy, online at:, call Kelly Beard at: 570.547.0455 or mail your check payable to the: SVC, PO Box 172, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Payments can be made by check or credit card, all at once or in quarterly installments.

The needs of the Chorale organization are on-going, and our generous Friends are a significant segment of our contributors.

Season Subscriptions

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS. You can read about the 2017-18 SVC exciting season here. Four distinctly unique concert programs, seven performances, covering three communities. Because our fall concert is held at the beautiful Weis Center for Performing Arts, subscriber tickets must be exchanged for Bucknell box office tickets – free of charge during hours of operation at the box office or the day of the concert.

Are season tickets still available, giving you four tickets for use at any concert/s of your choice? YES! There’s a significant savings if you purchase the subscription, which costs $70 for all four tickets. To order your subscription, please click here to purchase online (link to ticket buying page) or contact our SVC Office to purchase by phone, 570-547-0455. You won’t want to miss any of the concerts this year. AND you’ll also enjoy a petite box of Purity chocolates we’re offering (as long as supplies last) — plus the free CD of the SVC’s Candlelight Christmas performance — to subscribers.

A Special Pops Concert: Susquehanna Valley Chorale will be joined by the SVC’s Youth Chorale

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) will present its annual Pops Concert The Golden Age of Musical Theatre under the direction of SVC Conductor and Music Director William Payn on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Auditorium on the campus of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.

The performance will feature iconic songs from The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma, South Pacific, and Carousel and will showcase the talents of the Chorale’s own soloists, as well as special guests the Metta String Quartet.

The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale will take the stage and perform four selections from The King and I, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma.

Broadway’s “Golden Age of Musical Theatre” began on March 31, 1943 when Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma opened at the St. James Theatre. Expectations for the new show – the first collaboration of two experienced Broadway craftsmen – were surprisingly low. When producer Mike Todd saw Oklahoma at its Boston tryout, he left after the first act with the observation: “no legs, no jokes, no chance.” But Todd was wrong. The opening-night audience was ecstatic and Oklahoma began an unprecedented run of 2,212 performances.

SVC soloists for the performance include local singers Adam Dietz, LaVina Truslow, Caroline Pogust, Jennifer Wakeman, Kathi Beiter, Marina Gresh, Diane Scott, Gloria Walker, Tom Maurer, Coleen Renshaw, Sara Kelley, John Warfel, Amy Caron and Nathan Baker-Trinity.

SVC soloist and Lewisburg resident Sara Kelley says of the performance, “The Pops concert is special because it is so fun for the audience – music that is familiar and that they have been singing along with for years. This year is particularly special to me because we’re singing with the Youth Chorale, and my daughter is a member of SVYC. So I get to be on stage with her. I am really looking forward to that. I’m delighted for the young singers that they’ll perform for a large Pops audience, and I think that the audience will be surprised at how talented those young singers are.”

The sponsors for the performance are the Charles B. Degenstein Foundation and Charles and Betty Degenstein Foundation. Co-sponsors include Patricia and James Apple, Computer Support Services, Inc. and Wood-Mode, Inc. Underwriters are Jacquelyn Paul and Albert Bothe as well as an Anonymous donor.

Tickets for the performance are $22 for adults and $8 for students. Youth under the age of 12 are free.

Season subscriptions for 2017-18 may be purchased at the Pops concert at a special “early bird” price of $65 and consist of four “freestyle” tickets that can be used at any SVC concert in any combination.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 570-547-0455 or at the door.