Bucknell University

CONCERT CHORALE

WILLIAM PAYN, Conductor

THE BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE is a mixed chorus of students from various fields of study at Bucknell. Formed in 1964 by Allen Flock, the Chorale presents annual programs of secular and sacred music.

In addition to its public concerts on campus, the ensemble has traveled extensively, presenting concerts from Toronto, Canada, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Tours have taken the group to Chicago, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, and Buffalo, including a performance at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Recently the chorale toured throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut. In 1997, the Chorale toured throughout the Pacific Northwest, including engagements in Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver.

In recent years, the ensemble has distinguished itself by singing with the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, the Chorale of Simon Bolivar of Caracas, Venezuela, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and for the Music Educators' National Conference in Atlantic City. In a concert with the New York University Choral Arts Society, the Chorale performed in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

In spring 1994, the Chorale was honored to sing for the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Washington, DC. In December 1994, the Chorale performed Handel's Messiah with the Brewer Ensemble of original instruments. In 1996, a special performance commemorating Bucknell's Sesquicentennial featured Carl Orff's Carmina Burana , with the Bucknell University Orchestra, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.


Information about the Concert Chorale

2003 - Washington, DC - joint concert with George Washington University choir
2000 - New York City - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1999 - New York City - Carnegie Hall
1997 - Pacific Northwest
1995 - Arizona
1993 - Florida
1991 - Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
1989 - select group of 16 singers to Carnegie Hall, New York City
1988 - Massachusetts and Rhode Island
1987 - Florida
1986 - Illinois, Michigan, Ohio

MEN - Black tuxedos (must be purchased upon acceptance into the ensemble)


William A. Payn
Department of Music
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Telephone: (570) 577-1391
Fax: 570-577-1215
E-mail: payn@bucknell.edu


Creator: J. Clapp