The following page lists all of the information for the Lyric Consort 2017-2018 Season.  To view a printable document (requires Adobe PDF Reader) of the 2017-2018 season, please click here.

2017 - 2018

What Sweeter Music?

Christmas from St. Luke's
* A New CD Recording $15.00 *

Just in time for the holidays, we will have copies of our latest compact disc recording, with 20 Christmas favorites both sacred and secular. In dulci jubilo, All My Heart This Night Rejoices, O Tannenbaum, In The Bleak Midwinter, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and many more, recorded in our "home" acoustic of St. Luke's Scranton. Order at or come to our Christmas concert on December 15th and take one (or more!) home.


Music of Prophecy and the Nativity
Friday Evening, 15 December 2017 at 8:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton

General Admission $10.00

The cry of "O Come" inspires our annual Lyric Consort Christmas. Ranging from the Advent prophecy of "Lo I see the power of God Coming" and the plea of "O Come Emmanuel" to the Christmas announcement that "My Lord is Come" and calls to the Shepherds and Magi to journey and bear witness, our all-sacred program blends music old and new, simple and complex. Works by Palestrina, Praetorius, Rheinberger, Poulenc, Gjeilo, Gabriel Jackson, and more.

Guest Artists: The Cecilia Ensemble

A Covenant Public Concert
Sunday Afternoon, 28 January 2018 at 3:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton

Free Admission

We are joined by The Cecilia Ensemble, a 12-voice acappella ensemble from Augusta GA, for double choir music of Palestrina, Rheinberger, and William Harris, as well as works of the Renaissance, Spirituals, and Shaker Songs. Each ensemble will perform individually as well as in tandem. Among Cecilia's singers will be Lyric alumnus, Susan Kelly!

Felice Anerio: Missa Pro Defunctis

Music for Lenten Meditation
Saturday Evening, 24 March 2018 at 8:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton

General Admission $ 10.00

The complete Requiem of the late Renaissance master, Felice Anerio, is prefaced by exquisite Renaissance works of lament and penitence from Weelkes, di Lasso, and Tompkins.

A Little of This...A Little of That

An Acappella Sampler
Saturday Evening, 2 June 2018 at 8:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton

General Admission $10.00

We break from our 20+ year tradition of thematically organized programs in favor of an eclectic program that is literally about nothing save the joys of acappella singing. Renaissance madrigals, new settings of American folk hymns, spirituals, world music, and even some vocal jazz and humorous novelties.

The season is supported by a Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture Grant, a program of Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O'Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O'Malley.