Concert Choir

Concert Choir

Under the direction of Dr. Alan Baker, the Bloomsburg University Concert Choir is a mixed-voice ensemble of 40-50 voices. Auditioned annually from across the University's 63 undergraduate and 18 graduate degree programs, the Concert Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from classical art music of all periods to folksongs, spirituals and gospel selections. The ensemble gives both mid- and end-of semester concerts, and provides, as well, performances for University, church, and community events across the academic year. The Concert Choir also collaborates regularly with both the NEPA Philharmonic and the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania in larger choral/orchestral masterworks, including recent performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and the Requiems of Brahms and Mozart.

Choir officers also plan a number of social events for members throughout the year, including an on-campus fall retreat, and the ensemble often travels at close of spring semester; recent tours destinations have included Chicago, Charleston SC, Toronto, Boston, and Quebec. The Concert Choir is accompanied by Harry Martenas, who is also recognized as one of the region's finest performers in both jazz and gospel styles.