WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Tour Choir will hold a homecoming concert on Wednesday, March 21 at 8 p.m. in Clarke Chapel following its 10-day tour of southern California.
Under the direction of Fred Thayer, professor of music and director of choral activities at Lycoming, the choir will present a variety of selections themed "200 Years of Music" in honor of the College's bicentennial celebration. The choir's repertoire includes arrangements of "America the Beautiful," "Deep River," "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home," and "Ezekeial Saw de Wheel," pieces by Rosephanye Powell, J.K. Paine, Andrzej Koszewski and Aaron Copland, and a special composition, "Prayer for Lycoming," composed by Thayer with text by Lycoming alumnus Bryan Partner.
The Lycoming College Tour Choir consists of 40 students selected by competitive audition from the 115 member College Choir. Annually these students perform two weekend tours and a 10-day tour in the spring. This year's 10-day tour will take the ensemble from Ivyland, Pa., through six locations in southern California, including two concerts in San Diego.
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.