Music News


Chamber Choir to perform Duruflé’s Requiem

The Lycoming College Chamber Choir will perform Duruflé’s “Requiem” Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, located on West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Director of choral activities to hold concert at Alabaster Coffee

Dr. Christopher Jackson, director of choral activities at Lycoming College, will perform with a group at Alabaster Coffee, 410 Pine Street in Williamsport, for First Friday on Oct. 3 from 6-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College to host Music Gala on April 16

The Lycoming College music department will present a “Music Gala” showcasing all of  the college’s large ensembles on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event, which is being held in honor of the recent inauguration of President Kent Trachte, is free and open to the public. 

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Theatre and music departments collaborate for musical

The Lycoming College theatre and music departments will present “The Cradle Will Rock,” a musical written by Marc Blitzstein. The production, directed by N. J. Stanley, chair and associate professor of theatre, will run April 9-12 at 8 p.m. in Mary L. Welch Theatre. The musical director is Gary Boerckel, who recently retired as professor of music at Lycoming. Due to adult situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences.

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Chamber Choir to perform concert of American music and poetry

The Lycoming College Chamber Choir will perform a concert of American music and poetry Monday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Clarke Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

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Faculty recital to feature music by Debussy

The Lycoming College Music Department will present a piano recital by Amanda Gunderson, D.M.A., assistant professor of music, Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Clarke Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Concert at Noon to feature 'Music from the Movies'

Lycoming College will present the Concert at Noon “You Must Remember This – Music from the Movies,” a combined lecture and recital by pianist Gary Boerckel, D.M.A., professor emeritus, on Thursday, March 13 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming professor to conduct 'Strauss and Mozart for Winds'

Lycoming College will host “Strauss and Mozart for Winds,” a performance by the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s winds conducted by William Ciabattari, Ph.D., chair and assistant professor of music at Lycoming. The concert will be held Sunday, March 9 at 5 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Music Department to present Faculty Recital

The Lycoming College Music Department will present its Faculty Recital Concert at Noon Thursday, Feb. 27 in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The recital will include a diverse and engaging program of works that feature both the instrumental and vocal music faculty.

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Scientific wonder to perform at Lycoming

The Lycoming College Music Department will present “Neuroscience Meets a Musical Brain,” an event that will feature a performance by world-renowned ragtime pianist and scientific wonder Robert Milne along with a lecture by Kerstin Bettermann, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, about her studies of Milne’s brain function. The event will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Clarke Chapel and is free and open to the public. While on campus, Milne also will conduct a master class with Lycoming music students.

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Tour Choir's first trip with new director underway

The Lycoming College Tour Choir’s first tour under the direction of Christopher Jackson, D.M.A., director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, will begin Friday, Feb. 28 at the Charlton United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. in Harrisburg, Pa. During the trip, the choir will visit at least one area high school each day. According to Jackson, this type of educational outreach is central to the choir’s goal of creating a greater sense of community among all levels of music education.

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Music Department reschedules Valentine's Day concert

The Lycoming College Music Department has rescheduled the Valentine's Day Concert at Noon for Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Music Department and Williamsport Symphony Orchestra present Close-Up Concert

The Lycoming College Music Department and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will present a Close-Up Concert featuring Andrew Rammon on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Rammon is an adjunct instructor of music at Lycoming, principal cellist for the WSO and a member of the Grammy Award-winning Eaken Trio. Tickets are $10 at the door. Joining Rammon for the concert is pianist Gary Boerckel, professor emeritus at Lycoming and host of “Music to My Ears,” heard on local public radio station WVIA on Sundays at 1 p.m.

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Lycoming College Community Orchestra to perform with Uptown Music Collective

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra will collaborate with the Uptown Music Collective to perform “On and On: The Legacy of R&B” at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. This unique musical performance will feature original orchestrations of songs by modern R&B artists such as Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Cee Lo Green and many more.

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Candlelight Service to be broadcast

Lycoming College's annual Candlelight Service will be broadcast Dec. 24 and 25 on several local radio stations. The traditional service of lessons and carols was performed by the college's choirs and instrumental ensembles on Dec. 8 in Clarke Chapel. The broadcast dates and times are as follows:

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