WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Tour Choir announces the schedule for its 2012 season. The choir will hold concerts in central and eastern Pennsylvania before traveling to California for a seven-concert tour in March.
A homecoming concert is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the College's Clarke Chapel. The tour choir's full schedule is available at www.lycoming.edu/choir.
Conducted by Dr. Fred Thayer, the choir has been widely acclaimed as one of the finest college musical groups in the East, with repertoire consisting of both religious and secular music that ranges from contemporary to traditional.
Since its inception in 1947 by Walter McIver, the Choir has presented concerts in every state east of the Mississippi River, as well as California, Texas, Louisiana, Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Europe. Foreign tours occur approximately every three years.
The tour choir is selected each year by competitive audition from the 105-voice College Choir, which is comprised of students from all academic fields. Forty students are chosen annually to perform in two weekend tours and a 10-day spring break tour.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.