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Hear members of the Williamsport Civic Chorus perform in various community events this holiday season:

Friday, December 6, 6:30 pm, caroling at Otto Book Store, 107 W. Fourth Street

Saturday, December 14, 11 am, caroling at the Pajama Factory's holiday market, 1307 Park Avenue

Sunday, January 5, 3 pm, at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, for the Messiah Sing-a-long co-sponsored with the Williamsport Music Club.  The public is also welcome to sing and/or listen to this performance with soloists and orchestra, directed by Kent Weaver.

And thank you for having celebrated the Chorus' 75th anniversary with us!  You may enjoy the rousing and heartwarming finale to our "75 Years in Review" concert performed on Sunday, November 3rd, by clicking here.  Another video, without unanticipated views of a bystander, is this Russian Orthodox hymn, "Salvation is Created", by Paul Tschesnokoff seen here.  It is followed by "Gloria" from the sacred composition of the same name by Antonio Vivaldi.  You can see here that we are not the same girls' orphanage choir for which it was written.

Last August 22nd, we also performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the start of Little League World Series play between the U.S. Southeast and Southwest teams.  Please enjoy our rendition of the national anthem, with Rob Byham on trumpet and Michael Connor conducting.  https://youtu.be/llUCrrk93uo

 

Rehearsals for our non-auditioned Chorus take place on Mondays from 7 to 9 pm in the Fellowship Hall of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market Street, in Williamsport.  Rehearsals for the 2019-20 season will begin on September 9th.  All singers, returning and first-timers, may join upon payment of a nominal fee.  Please enter from the canopied entrance off the Mulberry Street parking lot across from Robert M. Sides Family Music Center.  

 

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Michael Connor

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Rehearsal Accompanist

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Our Mission Statement

“The Williamsport Civic Chorus is an open community of singers dedicated to making fine music accessible to all through education, participation and inspiration.”

 

Music Director Michael (Mike) Connor earned a bachelor of arts degree in music from the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in education from Bucknell, where as graduate assistant to the renowned Dr. William Payn, he frequently conducted the Bucknell University Chorale.  Currently, Mike teaches music at Central Mountain Middle School in Lock Haven.  He has served as choir director for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, and as interim music director for the Williamsport Chamber Choir.  Having appeared as tenor soloist with the Civic Chorus on multiple occasions, Mike's demonstrated skills as an inspiring singer, composer, band, and orchestra director go hand-in-hand with his commitment to create a positive, safe, and enjoyable environment for performers.

 

Christian Humcke, rehearsal accompanist, is a composer, pianist, organist, and conductor who currently serves as organist and music director for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport, PA.  He earned his master of music in composition from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Oscar Bettison, and before that he attended Bucknell University where he earned a bachelor of music in composition, studying with Joseph Eidson and Paul Botelho.  Christian was born and raised in Long Valley, NJ.

 

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As a special treat, please also enjoy viewing the Chorus' performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Little League World Series on August 23, 2018.

 

On Nov. 3, 2019, the Williamsport Civic Chorus performed "75 Years in Review" as the ensemble celebrated its jubilee year.

 

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, where the Chorus performed on 7/3/19.

Singers during rehearsal break--late October 2019.

Presentation of donation by WCC at Sing for the Cure Concert

Presentation of donation by WCC at Sing for the Cure Concert

"American Spirituals" in performance on Feb. 18, 2018, photo courtesy of J.J. Boettcher.

Williamsport Civic Chorus makes a contribution to Family Promise.

170205 The Body Electric concert, photo by Mark Nance

Chorus members sing Christmas carols--an annual event at Otto's Bookstore.