Lycoming College Choir
The Lycoming College Choir is a university choir that performs regularly in the United States. The choir is based at Lycoming College, which is a four-year private college in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
The College Choir is the largest of three choral groups at Lycoming. It is the college's "full choir" and numbers over 120 students. It is open to students from all academic fields. Auditions, to determine voice parts only, are held each September. The Choir is open to every student who loves to sing.
The Lycoming College Choir's annual schedule includes fall performances at Freshman Convocation, an open rehearsal and Sunday morning service during Family Weekend, and the Christmas Candlelight Service. During Graduation Weekend in May, the choir performs at Baccalaureate, at the Graduation Concert, and at Commencement.
The Choir also gives frequent performances during Sunday services at Williamsport-area churches, including First United Methodist, Pine Street United Methodist, St. Mark's Lutheran, and St. John's United Methodist. In addition, the Choir often hosts and performs with visiting college choirs, such as various friendship choirs from Europe.
The Lycoming College Choir also provides ample opportunities for choir members to socialize. The Choir often holds fundraising efforts, including Volleyball Marathons and Singing Valentines. Popular frequent activities have included a choir picnic (in past years often held at the Little League facility), an ice-cream social, the inter-choir Secret Santa tradition at Christmastime, and the end-of-year Choir banquet. Lycoming Choir members tend to develop some of the strongest friendship bonds on campus, which last well after graduation.
In October 2005, at Lycoming College's annual Homecoming, the college held a large choir reunion to celebrate the choir's upcoming 60th anniversary. The weekend included alumni choir rehearsals, an alumni choir performance during Sunday service at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Williamsport, and a choir banquet featuring alumni performances and a professional video presentation highlighting the program's history.The choir's strong alumni base shows that the spirit and love of the Lycoming College Choir lasts well beyond four years of college.