by Dr. Fred Thayer, the Lycoming College
Choir has been widely acclaimed as one of the finest
college musical groups in the East.
2013 Lycoming College Tour Choir.
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its inception in 1947 by Walter McIver, the Choir has
presented concerts in every state east of the Mississippi
River, California, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Argentina.
The Choir had a 10-day tour in Argentina in May 2010. Foreign
tours occur approximately every three years.
Tour Choir is selected each year by competitive audition
from the 115-voice College Choir, which is comprised of
students from all academic fields. Approximately 40
students are chosen annually to perform in two weekend
tours and a ten-day spring break tour. The Spring 2013
10-day tour will begin in the northeastern United States,
with concerts in St. Marys, Pa., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Basking
Ridge, NJ. The second half of the tour will be in Puerto
Rico, with concerts in Ponce, San Juan, and Old San Juan.
seven decades of music, the Lycoming College Choir has
performed hundreds of concerts, including appearances at
the National Cathedral, the Washington Shrine, the Crystal
Cathedral, Coral Ridge, and New York City’s Saint
John the Divine and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The
ensemble has sung with the Gregg Smith Singers, the Chieftains,
and Barry Manilow. The choir has been featured twice in
the Holiday Celebrations at the White House. In spring
2013, the choir released its 10th CD, Favorites 1976–2013.
Choir's repertoire consists of both religious and secular
music, ranging from contemporary to traditional. The Choir
performs for all musical tastes, from listener to critic.
are welcome to view our 2013
Choir Program, which is available as a PDF.
additional articles about the Lycoming College Choir, click
on the links below:
Choir Returns From Spain", The Lycourier, 2004
from Tribune-Democrat, 2002
Takes On California", Lycoming Magazine, 2002
of Tour Choir concert, 2002
from U.S. Congressman Sherwood regarding White House performance,
Choir Headed to Europe", The Lycourier, 1997
Plans Homecoming Concert", The Williamsport Sun-Gazette,
College Press Release