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News flash!  Please save the date for an all-singer cruise aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheeler on Friday, August 21st, at 6 pm, assuming that it is operational and that we are safe to congregate.  More information will be forthcoming.

In the meantime, all remaining rehearsals have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please stay well during this time for which our season has been suspended.  Mr. Connor hopes to program the Ola Gjeilo works for 2020-21 when their beauty before a live audience will bring joy to all.  Singers may still listen and practice parts using links on the password protected "Member Details" section of this website.  We miss you.

We hope you enjoyed our February "Evening at the Pops" performance in the Pajama Factory's Clearstory Room.  It was heartening to see such a full house on a cold winter's day.  Thank you, volunteers, singers, band members, Michael Connor, Christian Humcke, and our enthusiastic audience!  You may view a complete video of this performance on the "Member Details" page of this website.

And thank you for having celebrated the Chorus' 75th anniversary with us in November.  You may enjoy the passionately intoned 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.  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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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.

 

 

 

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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.