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Coming up on Saturday, November 2nd--the Williamsport Civic Chorus' 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner to be held at The Genetti Hotel.  Current and former singers, supporters, and fans may click here for information and to make reservations, which are due on or before Tuesday, October 15th.  Please also support the Chorus during this celebratory season with your generous contribution to our patron campaign.  You may donate online via PayPal here.  

On Sunday, November 3rd, at 3 pm, the Chorus will perform works of the masters--Handel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Faure, Rutter and more in its "75 Years in Review" concert.  For more information and to purchase your tickets online, please click here and scroll down.

On Thursday, August 22nd, we 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.  

 

Music Director

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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.

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

 

Some singers at a rehearsal break during late October

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.