Allentown Symphony Chorus

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The Allentown Symphony Chorus is a professional level chorus that will be featured at least once a year with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. This chorus is designed to not compete with other Lehigh Valley choruses, and will only rehearse six weeks prior to each featured concert.  The next performances will be in the ASO’s concerts on April 13 & 14, 2019, featuring Verdi's "Requiem."

The Allentown Symphony Chorus will be comprised of approximately 50 voices. There will be special auditions for paid Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders. There will also be auditions for positions in a Scholarship Quartet, which will be open to local college students upon teacher recommendation.

EDUARDO AZZATI, Allentown Symphony Chorus Master

GRAEME BURGAN, Rehearsal Accompanist


2018-2019 SEASON



VERDI'S Requiem

3rd Floor Rodale Community Room
Thursdays from 7-10pm (except where noted otherwise)
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA

February 7, 2019
February 21, 2019
February 28, 2019
March 7, 2019
March 14, 2019
March 21, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019 (Combined with Muhlenberg College Chorus)
April 8, 2019  Monday, 7-10pm (on stage in Hall with combined choruses and Diane Wittry)
April 11, 2019  7-9pm (Chorus/ASO rehearsal in Hall)
April 12, 2019  Friday, 7:00-10:00 pm (Chorus/ASO rehearsal in Hall)

Concert – April 13, 2019 Saturday at 7:30pm (call time TBA)
Concert – April 14, 2019 Sunday at 3:00pm (call time TBA)

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is the responsibility of each member of the Allentown Symphony Chorus.  If, for some personal or professional reason, you must miss a rehearsal, you must notify the Chorus Director, in writing, at least two weeks in advance.  No more than one absence per year/concert cycle will be permitted.  No absences are permitted during the week of the concert performances with the Orchestra.

Each person will be responsible for providing their own music and black folder.  There will be copies of the music and black folders available at a discount for purchase or as a pdf download from the Allentown Symphony.

Black tuxedos with white shirts and bow tie for Men
Long black dress for Women
*At some point, more specific choral attire may be chosen

Call the Allentown Symphony office at 610-432-7961 ext. 205 (Donna Fritchey) or e-mail at



Maryanne Appleby
RuthAnn Bartlett
Melissa Black
Faith Brown – Assistant Section Leader
Mary Dawson
Cindy Ernst
Roberta George
Jeanne Harakal
Leslie Dryer Kalra
Lynn German Long
Angela Mitchell – Assistant Section Leader
Angela Mosley
Hannah Polaski – College Scholar
Rebecca Shimer – Section Leader
Donna M. Yasenchok

Dinamichele Boyer
Carole Burkhardt – Section Leader
Maggie Callahan
Cheryl A. Cherry
Dorothy Cockrell
Stephanie Condelli – Assistant Section Leader
Kathryn Reichel Dyer
Alison Z. Dyszel
Natalie Foster
Laura Gordon
Elizabeth Marcon
Heidi New
Nicole S. Roeder
Veronika M. Roemer
Jennifer Sheeto
Lisa Walton

Donald Buss
Ron Clever
Bruce Dawson
John J. DeAngelo
Lawrence M. Galera
Blake R. Heffner
Joel Hurley
Michael Jacobson
Nick Mitchell
Samuel Morneweck
Ryan J. Neel – Section Leader
Bob Shaffer
Richard Oswald Woodham

W. Christian Buss
James Farrand
Fred Preuninger
Gregory M. Mensch
Milo Morris – Section Leader
R. Todd Rober
Robert Smith