Aug
26
Mon
Sunbury Area Democratic Committee Meeting
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm

Sunbury Area Democratic Committee Meeting

Monday, August 26, 2019     @ 7 P.M.

2nd floor, Conference Room

Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. 5th St, Sunbury, PA

Please bring small or #10 cans of fruit, vegetables or peanut butter

to donate to Elijah’s Bowl

 

Sep
10
Tue
Susquehanna Valley Chorale Auditions and Announces 2019-20 Concert Season
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) is pleased to announce its 2019-20 concert season of four performances. Community members wishing to audition for the Chorale may do so on September 10 or September 17 from 6-6:45 p.m. at 100 S. Third Street, in Lewisburg.

The season will begin on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 with Serenade to Music, the Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. A celebration of three superb works by the masterful Romantic Era composer, this concert will feature a soprano and baritone soloist. In addition to the title piece, the SVC will also perform Toward the Unknown Region and Dona Nobis Pacem. This unique program pulls inspiration from an iconic poet, playwright, and other poignant scribes.

The SVC will once again continue its popular holiday performance, Candlelight Christmas, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. Candlelight Christmas, with special guest the Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale, follows the 100-year-old tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols, originated at Kings College, Cambridge. This concert is consistently a standing room only success.

In spring 2020, the SVC will present a newly commissioned work, The Times They Are A-Changin’, a Dylan Oratorioon Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg. The Chorale is excited to perform in this new venue. The piece premiered in 2018 and features the music of Bob Dylan with a twist. Paired with other well-known songs stylistically, and accompanied by a chamber ensemble, this concert will certainly leave you knockin’ on heaven’s door.

As always, the final performance of the season will be the SVC’s Pops Concert and will feature the music of Queen and other classic rock hits of the ‘70s on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Weber Auditorium, Susquehanna University, in Selinsgrove. This annual season closer is frequently one of SVC’s most POPular each year with a different theme and surprises, but always showcasing some extremely talented SVC members.

SVC Music Director and Conductor Bill Payn says of the season, “Our coming season is going to be brilliant. We know there’s always a big crowd for our December concert and I encourage you to try something new. We have such an experience waiting you with our spring concert, A Dylan Oratorio, based on words and music from Bob Dylan’s works. We are especially excited to present this work at a new venue, Rusty Rail Brewing Company.”

Tickets

A season subscription costs $70 and consists of four “freestyle” tickets that can be used at any SVC concert in any combination. Individual tickets range from $20-22 depending on the performance and $8 for a student ticket for all performances. Youth under the age of 12 are always free.

For more information about the SVC and to purchase performance tickets, please visit www.SVCMusic.org.

Adult Singer Auditions and Open Rehearsal
SVC singers represent a wide range of musical backgrounds and walks of life. New singers are welcomed twice every season through auditions with Conductor William Payn.

Regular auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 6-6:45 p.m. (rehearsal to follow 7-9 p.m.) at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third Street in Lewisburg.

Once again, the Chorale will host an Open Rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. This allows prospective singers to experience a typical SVC rehearsal before committing to auditioning.

Come early to meet the conductor, current singers, Board members, and follow along with the music provided. Then, you can schedule an audition for the following week on Tuesday, September 17.

The SVC has developed a mock audition video on their website, SVCMusic.org, to give prospective singers a sense of what the audition is like and who will actually be in the room.

Appointments are required. To schedule an audition, please contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or[email protected]. Singers can also find samples of suggested selections for each vocal part on that webpage.

Sep
17
Tue
Susquehanna Valley Chorale Auditions and Announces 2019-20 Concert Season
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) is pleased to announce its 2019-20 concert season of four performances. Community members wishing to audition for the Chorale may do so on September 10 or September 17 from 6-6:45 p.m. at 100 S. Third Street, in Lewisburg.

The season will begin on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 with Serenade to Music, the Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. A celebration of three superb works by the masterful Romantic Era composer, this concert will feature a soprano and baritone soloist. In addition to the title piece, the SVC will also perform Toward the Unknown Region and Dona Nobis Pacem. This unique program pulls inspiration from an iconic poet, playwright, and other poignant scribes.

The SVC will once again continue its popular holiday performance, Candlelight Christmas, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. Candlelight Christmas, with special guest the Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale, follows the 100-year-old tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols, originated at Kings College, Cambridge. This concert is consistently a standing room only success.

In spring 2020, the SVC will present a newly commissioned work, The Times They Are A-Changin’, a Dylan Oratorioon Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg. The Chorale is excited to perform in this new venue. The piece premiered in 2018 and features the music of Bob Dylan with a twist. Paired with other well-known songs stylistically, and accompanied by a chamber ensemble, this concert will certainly leave you knockin’ on heaven’s door.

As always, the final performance of the season will be the SVC’s Pops Concert and will feature the music of Queen and other classic rock hits of the ‘70s on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Weber Auditorium, Susquehanna University, in Selinsgrove. This annual season closer is frequently one of SVC’s most POPular each year with a different theme and surprises, but always showcasing some extremely talented SVC members.

SVC Music Director and Conductor Bill Payn says of the season, “Our coming season is going to be brilliant. We know there’s always a big crowd for our December concert and I encourage you to try something new. We have such an experience waiting you with our spring concert, A Dylan Oratorio, based on words and music from Bob Dylan’s works. We are especially excited to present this work at a new venue, Rusty Rail Brewing Company.”

Tickets

A season subscription costs $70 and consists of four “freestyle” tickets that can be used at any SVC concert in any combination. Individual tickets range from $20-22 depending on the performance and $8 for a student ticket for all performances. Youth under the age of 12 are always free.

For more information about the SVC and to purchase performance tickets, please visit www.SVCMusic.org.

Adult Singer Auditions and Open Rehearsal
SVC singers represent a wide range of musical backgrounds and walks of life. New singers are welcomed twice every season through auditions with Conductor William Payn.

Regular auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 6-6:45 p.m. (rehearsal to follow 7-9 p.m.) at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third Street in Lewisburg.

Once again, the Chorale will host an Open Rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. This allows prospective singers to experience a typical SVC rehearsal before committing to auditioning.

Come early to meet the conductor, current singers, Board members, and follow along with the music provided. Then, you can schedule an audition for the following week on Tuesday, September 17.

The SVC has developed a mock audition video on their website, SVCMusic.org, to give prospective singers a sense of what the audition is like and who will actually be in the room.

Appointments are required. To schedule an audition, please contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or[email protected]. Singers can also find samples of suggested selections for each vocal part on that webpage.

Sep
20
Fri
Free Workshop for People Joining Medicare
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

People who are new to Medicare are invited to attend a “Get Ready for Medicare: The Basics for People Who Are Joining”, a free community workshop on September 20th  from 10am-12pm in the Northumberland County Human Services Building B, 322 N. 2nd Street, Sunbury, PA.  The event is sponsored by APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

This workshop is specifically designed to assist people who will be enrolling in Medicare, either because they will turn 65 years old or because they receive Social Security disability benefits.  The workshop is also appropriate for spouses and caregivers.

Roughly 100,000 Pennsylvanians enroll in Medicare each year.  Many struggle to make the right decisions about their coverage because they do not have clear information.   The Medicare enrollment process is complex and there are key decisions that must be made according to strict deadlines.  There are also programs available that can help Medicare enrollees save money.  Beneficiaries are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get information from highly trained people who will offer unbiased advice.

To register, please call 570-495-2384. The Northumberland County Agency on Aging is a local affiliate of APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the designated State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) in Pennsylvania.  SHIPs receive grant funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one, counseling sessions (both in-person and over the phone), presentations, and public education programs.

APPRISE is a free service provided by the PA Department of Aging, and is funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living.  For more information, visit Northumberland County Agency on Aging website at www.ncaging.org.