BLOOMSBURG— The choirs of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will host a new event, “A Cappella for a Cause,” on Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main and Iron Streets, Bloomsburg. The program is free and open to the public and will feature a variety of university and local community ensembles, all showcasing their particular a cappella repertoire. Donations will be accepted following the program to benefit The Women’s Center, Inc. of Bloomsburg.
Performers will include the University’s Concert Choir, Women’s Choral Society, and Husky Singers, as well as the university’s student-directed a cappella ensemble, The Leading Tones. Ensembles from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, and the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg will also perform, as well as the select vocal ensemble from Hazleton Area High School. Each group will offer two to three selections with the repertoire ranging from the doo-wop standard, “Duke of Earl,” the Irish folksong, “Danny Boy,” and the Broadway classic, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” to sacred selections, spirituals, and sea chanteys.
The Women’s Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1974 and incorporated in 1976. One of the first programs in Pennsylvania to provide free support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and incest, the Women’s Center serves the residents of Columbia and Montour counties.
This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Art and Science and Technology.