2016-2017 Season

"Celebrating Spring!"

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21

Included in our concert program were compositions by Brahms, Robert Lau, John Rutter and Karl Jenkins. Joining the Chorale this year were music majors from Messiah College. Several students presented solos/duets during the concerts. Allison Morris and Grace Boscolo - "Pie Jesu" by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lauren Dukehart - Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus" Nathan B. Smith - "But Thou didst not leave his soul in Hell" from Handel's Messiah with preceding recitative - "He was cut off" John Morrone - "Hostias" from the Faure Requiem.

Our Artistic Director and Conductor, Joseph Smith and General Manager, Cathy Keel co-founded the Chorale in 2012 and our first concerts were held in April, 2013 when we presented John Rutter’s Requiem. In honor of our Fifth Season we are very pleased to be holding our first concert in 2017 where we held our inaugural concert – at St. Margaret Mary Church in Harrisburg.


"A Harrisburg Christmas 2016!"

Saturday, December 10, 2016 & Sunday, December 11, 2016

I want to share a very special "Thank you" to EVERYONE who was involved in the Sylvan Chorale production of "A Harrisburg Christmas 2016!" We have received so many rave reviews and can be proud of a job well done. We touched many lives as we shared the beautiful music of Christmas, the fun music of Christmas, a very special tribute to our Jewish friends and a very unique and funny story! For myself I want to say that working with everyone has been the greatest joy - what a wonderful team of people who care about each other and come together to share their gifts not only among themselves, but with the audience who went away from the shows with the spirit of the season and a song in their hearts!!!! God bless us, everyone!! Merry Christmas and may you have great joy in the year ahead.