The Cathedral of Saint Peter celebrated in song the Sesquicentennial of the Diocese with a concert titled “How Firm a Foundation: A Musical Celebration of Our First 150 Years” presented on Friday, April 13. The concert featured the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Formed in 1999 through the merger of the former Singers’ Guild of Scranton, Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society, and Wyoming Valley Children’s Chorus, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania has quickly established itself as a regional force for choral performance and arts education. In 2001 the Society also formally recognized the many contributions being made by members of the former Hazleton Oratorio Society.  Guided by the twin mottos, “Artistry through Opportunity” and “Excellence through Education,” the Society seeks to provide quality performances and choral music education to both singers and listeners of Northeast Pennsylvania; and to promote the choral arts as a vital element of contemporary society across the region.

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