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Community Choir presenting inaugural concert Dec. 7
Posted 11/14/2017 12:50PM

The newly formed Community Choir at Misericordia University is holding its inaugural holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Under the direction of seasoned conductor Matthew Rupcich, the 35-member vocal ensemble is comprised of community members as well as Misericordia students, faculty, staff and alumni, who have formed a mixed chorus of soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers.

The choir will perform traditional choral music, including "Cantate Domino" by Hans Leo Hässler, "Fa Una Canzona" by Orazio Vecchi, "El Pueblo Unido" by Sergio Ortega, and "Come Travel With Me" by Scott Farthing. Molly Finkbiner of Kingston will accompany the choir on a number of holiday selections, including "Carol of the Bells" by Mykola Leontovich, the French carol "Ding Dong Merrily on High," and "Christmas Cantata" by Daniel Pinkham. Concertgoers are invited to a light reception following the performance.

Tickets are $5 for general admission; $3 for Misericordia employees and alumni, and free to Misericordia students. Tickets can be purchased through the Center for Adult and Continuing Education, Suite 133 of Mercy Hall. They also will be available for purchase from the Misericordia Box Office the evening of the concert.

For more information about the Community Choir at Misericordia University, please contact Johnna Evans in the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at (570) 674-3021 or or visit and click on the Community Choir link.


The Community Choir at Misericordia University is presenting its inaugural holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The choir includes, first row, from left, Kayla Gensel, Shavertown, Pa.; Mitchell Frantz, York, Pa.; Owen Ferik, Dallas, Pa.; Charles LaJeunesse, Dallas, Pa., and Mary Caserta Baker, Kingston, Pa.; second row, Lisa Bartorillo, Pittston, Pa.; Leah Brown, Nazareth, Pa.; Malik Wertman, Muncy, Pa.; Jacob Thomas, Dallas, Pa.; Dawson Kerch, Allentown, Pa.; Cheri Balmer, Dallas, Pa., and Kaylyn Kleinschmidt, Waterbury, Conn.; third row, Cassy Silveri, Plains, Pa.; Hannah Baloga, Dallas, Pa.; Mandy Malkemes, Wyoming, Pa.; Mary Langan, Laurys Station, Pa.; Alle Stefanides, Forty Fort, Pa.; Marian Holehan, Tunkhannock, Pa., and Jean Grube, Trucksville, Pa.; fourth row, Matthew Rupcich, Hawley, Pa., conductor; Cathy Silveri, Plains, Pa.; Abigail Kayes, Shenandoah, Pa.; Maureen Harrison, RSM, Dallas, Pa.; Emily Krah, Pennsdale, Pa.; Cindy Lohmann, Sweet Valley, Pa., and Samantha Gregorowicz, Clarks Summit, Pa. Missing from photo are Emily Dacko, Lebanon, Pa.; Jessica DeRemer, Dallas, Pa.; Helene Elko, Larksville, Pa.; Jessica Ferik, Dallas, Pa.; Karen Fry, Dallas, Pa.; Becky Krasson Plymouth, Pa.; Elly Miller, Shavertown, Pa.; Sarah Olsen, Williston Park, N.Y.; Christian San Pedro, Dallas, Pa., and Elizabeth Stumpt, Morristown, N.J.

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