Arts Alive!


Going for Baroque

Hershey Baroque Chamber Ensemble, Sean McCarthy, Director
4 pm Sunday, March 12

In their debut concert, the  Hershey Baroque Chamber Ensemble -- a handpicked group of instrumental performers brought together by Dr. Sean McCarthy -- will present “Going for Baroque." The program will feature some of the greatest hits of the baroque period, including audience favorites like Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze, and Sleepers ‘Wake by J.S. Bach, Pachelbel’s Canon in D major, and Handel’s exquisite Largo from Xerxes, as well as virtuoso concerti and sonatas by Vivaldi and Handel.

The Hershey Baroque Chamber Ensemble includes violinist Dr. Marcus Smolensky, Professor of Music at Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities, violinist Mabel Tang, Professor of Music at York College of Pennsylvania and member of the York Symphony Orchestra, violist Dr. Christopher Para, Professor of Music at Bucknell University, cellist Rachel Kauffman, Professor of Music at York College of Pennsylvania and Principal Cellist of the York Symphony Orchestra, flutist Jocelyn Goranson, Professor of Music at Messiah College, oboist Jill Hoffman, Professor of Music at Messiah College and Principal Oboe of the York and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras, and harpischordist Dr. Sean McCarthy, founder/director of the ensemble and noted organist, conductor, and children’s choir specialist who has performed solo recitals, chamber music programs, and as keyboard soloist with regional orchestras throughout the U.S.  


Mansfield University Concert Choir

Peggy Dettwiler, Director
4 pm Sunday, April 2

Prepare to be inspired by the uplifting voices of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, a select ensemble of singers representing some of the finest talent from the American Northeast. The group has achieved an impressive reputation of excellence, having been chosen each of the last 20 years to perform at conventions or festivals around the world.  The singers have been praised for the emotional spectrum in performance, their diverse vocal color and varied repertoire.