Roots & Wings
Label: Mark Records
Format: COMPACT DISC
Susquehanna Chorale; Copenhaver, Lynlee; Hamblin, James; Schaefer, Stephen; Wingard, Sarah; Tedford, Linda L.; Eastburn, Jonathan; Rapp, Christine
The Susquehanna Chorale, founded in 1981 by Artistic Director Linda Tedford, has been widely recognized as one of the outstanding choral ensembles in the United States. The 35-voice chamber choir is recognized by critics and audiences alike for its commitment to excellence and for its artistic interpretation of choral works of many styles and historical periods. Reflecting its dedication to the music of our time, the group has performed the East Coast premieres of many outstanding works, and it has commissioned several new works for its concert series. Past seasons have included performances at the Washington National Cathedral, conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the PA House of Representatives, and at Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York. The Chorale has also toured Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. In addition to performing regularly with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Susquehanna Chorale in ensemble-in-residence at Messiah College in Crantham, PA. The Susquehanna Chorale is honored to be the recipient of Chorus America’s highest national award: The Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence. The group’s albums have received national recognition, with three receiving consideration for a Grammy nomination.