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Dr. Steven Thomas, Director

Formerly the Robert Dale Chorale

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Dr. Steven ThomasLetter from the Music Director

I am excited to announce the Arcadia Chorale’s  2016-2017 concert season!

Our season begins  with a tribute to Shakespeare, whose words, so perfect for the stage,  have also inspired generations of composers. We’ll feature a number of pieces written specifically for the 400th  anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing, as well as works by Matthew Harris, Ralph Vaughan Williams  and Stephen Chatman. For our Christmas concert, we’ll head south for a program featuring music of Latin America. The core of the concert is Ariel Ramírez’ Navidad Nuestra, which sets the Christmas story in Argentina and makes use of the folk music traditions of the region.

This year’s Bach Festival  Choral Concert presents music of the evening: Bach’s cantata for Easter  Monday Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden (Stay with Us, for Evening  Falls), Handel’s  exuberant Dixit Dominus, from the Vespers  service, and Rheinberger’s beautiful Abendlied (Evening  Song). And our season comes to a close with a patriotic celebration of the many USO performers who entertained the troops both at home  and around the world.

Please  join us as we continue to bring great  choral  music to Northeast Pennsylvania! Sincerely,

Steven  Thomas
Music Director