Allentown Symphony Chorus

Allentown Symphony Chorus Sponsor:
in memory of Roberta Raker Hudders & William Strauss Hudders

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 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


April 18-19, 2020 ASO Concert Repertoire:
  Gloria – John Rutter

3rd Floor Rodale Community Room
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA

Rehearsals for the April 2020 ASO concerts from 7-10pm (in Rodale Room unless otherwise noted)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020 –  on stage with Diane Wittry
Thursday, April 16, 2020 -  on stage with the ASO (specific call time TBA)
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - on stage with the ASO from 1:00 – 3:45 PM (specific call time TBA)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 7:30 PM (call time TBA)
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:00 PM (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
Rebekah Brown
Patricia Budlong – Section Leader
Siobhan DeRemer
Cindy Ernst
Roberta George
Jeanne Harakal
Lynn German Long
Angela Mitchell – Assistant Section Leader
Jennifer Patchen
Hannah Polaski – College Scholar
Katie Skwirut
Donna M. Yasenchok

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

Donald Buss
Ron Clever
John J. DeAngelo
Alan GaNun
Blake R. Heffner
Joel Hurley
Nick Mitchell
Samuel Morneweck
Joshua Myers – College Scholar
Ryan J. Neel – Section Leader
Bob Shaffer
Richard Oswald Woodham

Karl DeBoeser – Assistant Section Leader
James Farrand
Joe Grisanzio – College Scholar
William Marshall
Gregory M. Mensch
Milo Morris – Section Leader
Fred Preuninger
R. Todd Rober
Nigel Sanders
David Schwenk
Andy Winchell