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Clarion University Singers in Jersey Shore

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Clarion University Chamber Singers will perform on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 South Broad Street, Jersey Shore.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more than 50 years the Clarion University Chamber Singers have been the premier vocal ensemble at Clarion University.  Membership into the group, by audition, is open to all Clarion University students.  The ensemble began and for many years remained an a cappella group performing Renaissance motets and madrigals.  During that time, the ensemble presented an authentic Madrigal Christmas Dinner that was greatly anticipated and highly acclaimed in the Clarion community.  Currently, the group is in its third year under the direction of Dr. Stephen Johnson.  The group continues to perform motets and madrigals but the repertoire has been expanded to include works from a broad range of musical periods and genres including 20th Century works, Jazz, popular music, and Spirituals.  The ensemble has replaced the traditional Madrigal Dinner with a Benefit Dinner that has raised funds for those in need in the Clarion community and for charity groups.   The Chamber Singers also expanded its performance schedule to include numerous special events on the Clarion University Campus, school assemblies, and community concerts throughout western Pennsylvania communities.  Two years ago, the Chamber Singers had a very successful two-day spring tour performing community and school concerts throughout northern Pennsylvania.  A year ago, the tour expanded to three days and performed public school assemblies and community concerts in southwest Pennsylvania.  This past summer, the students in the Chamber Singers achieved a significant milestone in the ensemble’s history taking third place at the International Choral Competition (Eisteddifod) in Llangollen, Wales and performed several community concerts in England, Wales, and Ireland.  This spring the Chamber Singers will be performing in Phillipsburg, PA, Jersey Shore, PA, York, PA, at the capitol rotunda in Harrisburg, and performing the Prelude for an Evensong Service at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.