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We will begin our 75th anniversary season in September, and the Chorus welcomes new and returning singers (all without audition) to regular rehearsals that take place on Mondays at 7 pm, beginning on Monday evening, September 10th.  Our 2018-19 season will showcase concerts about journeys in November, a performance with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra on February 12th, and an Americana extravaganza in May that the Chorus will take on tour to Ireland that summer.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

142 Market St., Williamsport, PA

Please enter through the rear door, off Mulberry Street.

In the meantime, please attend several Williamsport Civic Chorus/community events in June, July, and August 2018.  Singers' attire for all gigs--green Chorus polos and khaki pants.

Friday, June 1:  We will sing "This L'il Light of Mine" as arranged by Tony Leach at the American Cancer Society's River Valley Relay For Life, South Williamsport Park Complex.  Singers should arrive at 8:30-8:45 pm, rain or shine, for the moving luminaria ceremony.
Saturday, July 21:  The Chorus performs at a Crosscutters' game at BB&T Bowman Field; singers should arrive at 6:15 pm to sing the Star Spangled Banner at 7 pm, when Williamsport takes on the West Virginia Black Bears.
Monday, August 20, 5:30 pm:  The annual Chorus picnic takes place in a covered pavilion at Susquehanna State Park, adjacent to the Hiawatha dock, with a brief rehearsal of the Star Spangled Banner that we will perform at Little League (see below).  All new and returning singers, family members, and guests are welcome; please bring a covered dish to share.  We will provide hot dogs and bottled water.
Thursday, August 23, 6 pm arrival at Little League Baseball’s Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport to sing the national anthem at the beginning of World Series game #26 in US team play.

 

Music Director

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Michael Connor

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Rehearsal Accompanist

Christian Humcke

 

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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 also directs the Williamsport Gesang Verein Harmoniae, and has previously served as choir director for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, and as interim music director for the Williamsport Chamber Choir.  Mike has appeared as tenor soloist with the Civic Chorus on several occasions.  Beyond that, his demonstrated skills as an inspiring composer, band, and orchestra director go hand-in-hand with Mike’s commitment to creating 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.  He was born and raised in Long Valley, NJ.

 

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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.

Chorus members enjoy an annual Christmas caroling tradition at the Otto Book Store.

Williamsport Civic Chorus makes a contribution to Family Promise.

170205 The Body Electric concert, photo by Mark Nance