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The Harrisburg Singers excited to celebrate 40 years

Will kick off 40th anniversary Friday, April 26th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey

  • By Marquis Lupton

Aired; March 29th, 2024.

The Harrisburg Singers, established in 1984, have risen to prominence as one of Central Pennsylvania’s most distinguished choral ensembles. With a rich history spanning four decades, the group has become synonymous with excellence in vocal performance. Comprising of 40 members whose voices and talents intertwine harmoniously, the Harrisburg Singers are poised to mark their 40th anniversary with a celebratory event on Friday, April 26th, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey.

As the ensemble prepares to embark on this milestone occasion, anticipation is high for an evening filled with music, memories, and reflection. The significance of reaching the 40-year mark is not lost on the singers, who view it as a testament to their enduring passion for choral music and their dedication to fostering artistic excellence. In an exclusive interview on The Spark, Susan Beckley and Breanna Echelmeier shared their insights into what this anniversary signifies to them personally and to the ensemble as a whole.

For many members, the 40th anniversary represents a profound journey of musical growth and camaraderie. Over the years, the ensemble has evolved both artistically and emotionally, forming deep bonds through a shared love of music. Each performance serves as a testament to the collective talent and commitment of the singers, who continue to inspire audiences with their captivating interpretations and impeccable harmonies. And as they look ahead to the anniversary celebration, the Harrisburg Singers are keenly aware of the historical significance of this moment. Forty years of dedication, perseverance, and artistic innovation have culminated in a legacy that extends far beyond the confines of a concert hall. It is a legacy built on a foundation of passion, teamwork, and unwavering dedication to the craft of choral singing.

In commemoration of this iconic milestone, the ensemble has curated a special program that pays tribute to their illustrious history while also embracing the future. Through a carefully curated selection of repertoire spanning the decades, they aim to showcase the breadth and depth of their musical journey. From classic masterpieces to contemporary arrangements, each piece serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of music to unite, inspire, and uplift. As the Harrisburg Singers prepare to take the stage once more, they do so with a profound sense of gratitude for the journey that has brought them to this moment. With hearts full of song and spirits soaring, they invite audiences to join them in celebrating 40 years of musical excellence and toasting to many more years of harmony to come.

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