September 24, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University and its Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host a special performance by two of the region's outstanding musical ensembles.

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will give a concert Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

The Chorale and Orchestra will perform the "Five Mystical Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and "Te Deum, Opus 103" by Antonin Dvorak, conducted by William Payn. The featured soloists will be soprano Jill Gardner and baritone Jake Gardner.

Under the baton of guest conductor Rebecca Miller, the Orchestra will perform Antonin Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Opus 88."

Established in 1969, The Susquehanna Valley Chorale provides an opportunity for people in the communities of the Susquehanna Valley to experience fine choral music, either as singers or as members of the audience. For more information about the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, visit

Begun in 1964 as the Susquehanna Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (renamed in 1984) is a full-fledged semi-professional orchestra. For more information about the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, visit

Individual reserved seat tickets for this and other Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; by calling 570-577-1000; or online at The box office in the Weis Center also opens one hour prior to performances.

This performance is sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Sept. 24, 2007