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Tour Choir to perform regional concerts

Tour Choir to perform regional concerts

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The Lycoming College Tour Choir will hold several concerts in central and eastern Pennsylvania before traveling to Puerto Rico for a tour in March.

Upcoming performances include 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Muncy United Methodist Church; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Grace Covenant Community Church, Middleburg. Additional concerts are scheduled in St. Marys, Pittsburgh and Basking Ridge, N.J., before the choir heads to Puerto Rico.

A homecoming concert is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. in the College's Clarke Chapel. The tour choir's full schedule is available at

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.

Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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