The following page lists all of the information for the Lyric Consort 2016-2017 Season.  To view a printable document (requires Adobe PDF Reader) of the 2016-2017 season, please click here.

2016 - 2017

I. What Sweeter Music?

Saturday Evening, December 17th 2016, 8:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton

General Admission $10.00 Adults, students free

"What sweeter music can we bring than a carol for to sing the birth of this our heav'nly King?" asked the 17th century English pastor and poet, Robert Herrick. We agree, and offer up an unabashedly positive, warm, and beautiful musical feast for the season, ranging from angelic praises to tender lullabies and even a few secular favorites. We'll then start the new year by recording them for a new CD.

II. Credo

Saturday Evening, March 18th 2017, 8:00 pm
St. Peter's Cathedral of Scranton

Free Admission, donations accepted

"I believe . . ." Ranging from the Pater Noster, St. Francis and Hildegard of Bingen to Noah's Ark, African-American Spirituals and the Holocaust, traditional and modern prayers and creeds combine in a program for Lenten Meditation. We return to the spacious acoustic and grandeur of St. Peter's Cathedral as part of their 2016-2017 Concert Series.

III. J.S. Bach: Motets

Saturday Evening, June 10th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton

General Admission $10.00 Adults, students free

The motets of Johann Sebastian Bach have been described as "some of Bach's most perfect and hypnotic compositions." Extraordinarily complex and dense, filled with canon, fugue, counterpoint, and double-choir sonority, they require both virtuosity and sensitivity. We dedicate a full afternoon to these marvels, assisted by the continuo team of keyboardist Ron Stabinsky and cellist Elise Henkelman.

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.