The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) returns to in-person performances this May with its ever-popular Pops Concert on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Auditorium on the campus of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. Fred Hooper will return as Emcee and Bill Payn will serve as Conductor.
This year’s Pops Concert will feature the Music of Queen along with hits from Elton John and Billy Joel. The performance will feature more than 50 singers, the SVC stage band, and many of the SVC’s talented members as featured soloists including: Sara Phinney Kelley of Lewisburg, Steve Jordan of Lewisburg, Marina Gresh of Danville, Amy Caron of Selinsgrove and Christopher Lottes, an SVC student scholarship recipient.
SVC Music Director and Conductor Bill Payn said, “This year, our Pops program celebrates three iconic musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries and is packed full with hits that are just a part of their enormous discography. Queen, with vocalist Freddie Mercury, has been hailed as one of the greatest and most original bands in the history of music. Elton John continues to enthrall audiences worldwide and the legendary sound of ‘piano man’ Billy Joel is one of the bestselling music artists of all time.”
He continued, “You are guaranteed a hand clapping, foot-stomping good time as the SVC, stage band and soloists bring this great music to the Weber Auditorium stage.”
Sponsors for the performance include: Charles B. Degenstein Foundation, Charles and Betty Degenstein Foundation, Dede Gronlund, Northumberland National Bank and Joanne and Donald Steele. Co-Sponsors include Patricia and James Apple and Kathy Arndt – in memory of Mary Kathryn Harper. Underwriters include Dawn and Robert Dietz, Anne and Tom Gates and Diane and Ted Meixell.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students; children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling 570-547-0455, online at SVCMusic.org or at the door.
At this time, Susquehanna University’s indoor mask policy states that masks are required in the venue.
Subscriptions will be available to purchase for next season, which includes the SVC world premiere of a newly commissioned work, Love, on October 23, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury, A Candlelight Christmas on December 17 and 18, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury, The Times They Are A-Changin’ on March 26, 2023 at Rusty Rail Brewery in Mifflinburg, and Pops: The Music of Cole Porter on May 12 and 13, 2023 at Weber Auditorium at Susquehanna University.
Early bird subscriptions of $70 are available until June 30, 2022. Subscriptions include four tickets to any SVC performance, a “Share the Music” coupon to bring a friend to a concert for just $5, and a complimentary SVC insulated tote bag while supplies last. After June 30, subscriptions are $85.
For more information, visit the SVC’s website at SVCMusic.org