2007 PHOTOS AND PROGRAM NOW ONLINE
Visit the Video Archive to see selected excerpts from the recent video retrospective of the choir.
Every decade of the choir's existence has at least one excerpt. Remember, the full presentation runs 38 minutes. If you want to see the missing pieces and enjoy the show in high quality, please visit our Choir Reunion 2005 Video information page.
The above photo was taken as the choir paused for an impromptu performance prior to leaving on tour in 1965.
Also, MP3s from "Sing Joyfully" and "Cloudburst" have been added to the Audio Shelf. Only a few selections from "Cloudburst" are currently online, due to the fact that this CD is currently being sold by the choir and we don't wish to undercut their profits. (Support the choir; buy a CD!)
Therefore, the Lycoming Choir LPs, tapes, and CDs that were formally
released are now all online. Look for selections from various concerts
to arrive soon, as well as selections from the choir's 2006 season.
MP3s from three of the choir's CDs are now online at the Audio Shelf. More coming soon!
Also, we've added a new page to the site: the Video
Archive. Right now, you can watch the choir's 2002 and 2006
appearances at the Crystal Cathedral on the "Hour of Power,"
the choir's 2004 performance at Coral Ridge Ministries in Florida
(home of TV's "Coral Ridge Hour"), and the "Clarke"
parody trailer. Look for more videos, including segments of the
choir's retrospective, coming soon.
We now have MP3s from the choir's three LPs (Let Us Break Bread, 1961; Great Day, 1964; and the 1978 choir LP) online, as well as from the choir's 1990 and 1992 tapes.
Hear them on the Audio Shelf.
We hope you enjoy these recordings, which you may not have been able to hear for a long time! Please note that no audio processing has been done to these recordings, so tracks from the records (particularly those from the 1960s) have that great "record noise" at times. In addition, there is significant tape hiss and some distortion on the recordings made from the two audiotapes; the audiotape MP3s vary significantly in quality. Unfortunately, we don't have the expertise to fix up these recordings – but if anyone does and wants to, we'll gladly provide you with the raw files!
Look for the MP3s from the remaining CDs to be posted soon,
as well as MP3s from the 1996 50th Anniversary Concert and the 1997
Tour Choir concert in Wagenfeld.
A full photo gallery covering all four events of the choir's 60th reunion weekend are now online! Go to: Homecoming 2005
Along with photos from the weekend, the page also provides June Karschner's full recap story of the reunion weekend and high-resolution photos of the group photos from the weekend (so you can print them out and have copies for yourself!). DVD ordering information is now in this section as well.
Look for more updates to this website coming soon!
We are back in business after a year spent working on the reunion/retrospective
videos. Check back for a plethora of MP3s to be posted later this
week, and thanks to everybody for your patience! This website is
a work-in-progress but it is now progressing again!
The Tour Choir's recent appearance on the Crystal Cathedral's "Hour of Power" is now online on the video page of the choir's website. See:
The page also offers a video clip from the choir's 2004 performance at Coral Ridge Ministries in Florida (home of TV's "Coral Ridge Hour") and the 2002 performance from the "Hour of Power." Check it out!
The Lycoming College Choir’s reunion in October 2005 was a joyful celebration as well as a reminder that the friendships and traditions of the choir endure well past graduation. Now you can revisit all the weekend’s events with this brand-new video! Did we catch you singing at a reunion rehearsal or chatting at the banquet? Or did a photo of you makes its way into the choir's history retrospective? The only way to find out is to order!
Note: The Choir Reunion DVD is now shipping. Please be patient if you've placed an order – it's on its way to you!
Click here to
order the video!
(printable order form)
Included on the video:
Lyco Choir Reunion 2005
The choir’s reunion in October 2005 commemorated the program’s 60th year and featured two rehearsals, a banquet, and a performance at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport. Many Lyco Choir alums attended the reunion, and it was an unforgettable weekend of singing and friendship. This 2-hour, professionally-edited film captures all of the highlights of the reunion weekend. The two photos shown on the right were captured from the reunion film.
Lycoming College Choir:
60 Years of Music and Memories
Beginning with the choir’s inception in 1947, this retrospective traces the history of the Lycoming Choir from 1946 to 2005, using hundreds of photos, videos, and music. Premiered at the 2005 reunion banquet; 38 minutes.
Visit our Video Archive to see excerpts from "60 Years of Music and Memories"!
The two programs are available together on a DVD (2-disc set, pictured) or VHS (1 tape). Both formats feature the same full-color packaging. The cost of either the DVD or VHS is $25, which includes shipping and handling. To order, return this order form with your check payment. Questions? Contact Jennica Musselman ‘98 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-631-9762.
"I DIDN'T ATTEND THE REUNION. WHY SHOULD I ORDER THE VIDEO?"
First, because as a proud choir alum, you simply can't miss seeing "60 Years of Music and Memories", the history retrospective of the Lycoming College Choir! Our use of 60 years-worth of photos and videos ensures that many choir alums will find themselves and their friends in this video! Are you in it? "60 Years" is a top-notch production that any choir alum will enjoy and appreciate.
And even if you couldn't attend the reunion, watching "Lyco Choir Reunion 2005" is the next-best-thing to being there! This 2-hour video is jam-packed with choir alums from all ages, as well as great performances, from rehearsals to the reunion banquet to the Sunday performance. See what you missed out on, and resolve to attend the next reunion!
Thanks to everyone who made the choir reunion weekend such a fantastic success, and thanks to everyone who came! It truly was a wonderful experience . . . and who knows, maybe we can make the "Homecoming Choir Reunion Weekend" a more regular event! As word spreads about the success of this event, maybe we'll get even more alums in attendance next time.
A few notes from the A/V department . . . Krista and I ended up with much footage from the many events, and this will be edited onto a DVD along with the 35-minute choir history video that was shown at the banquet. Although we didn't get to talk to as many alums on-camera as we had planned (time factors and too much background noise), it's a sure bet that we taped everyone in attendance at least once during the different events. And we had three cameras running during all the choir songs at Sunday morning's service!
When the DVD is finished, ordering information will be posted here and will also be e-mailed/mailed directly to alums who dropped off the yellow order form in the red box over the weekend. I also hope to get a mention about it into the Lycoming Magazine. If you would like to reach me directly about anything relating to the video, you can contact me at email@example.com.
We also hope to collect photos from as many sources as possible – including Molly Costello and current choir historian Meg Strong – and will post them online, hopefully in resolutions that allow you to download and print them out. Some photos may also make it into the video!
Thanks again, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful time this weekend.
PS: Just got this note from Chris (Boyer) Frost about the weekend and wanted to add her comment...many of you can likely relate!: "I just attended the Alumni weekend and WOW what a powerful experience that was! Memories flooding back from the good 'ol days. None of us seemed to have aged... just moved on. Wow – Fred is still a great conductor and all around great person (and he still looks great, too!) If you haven't been to campus lately, you must go see the NEW Mary Welch recital hall – it's unbelievable!!!!!!"
2005 Homecoming will be a choir experience like no other! From rehearsals and performances to a sure-to-be-unforgettable banquet, this weekend will be one that no choir alums should miss! If you have missed the September 30 deadline for registration but still want to join in the fun, please contact the Lycoming Alumni office; they might be able to help.
Click here to see a list of choir alums who have already RSVP'd for choir reunion events! List updated October 6 (this is the last update before Homecoming).
Special September 8 update: From the "nothing beats a personal invitation" department . . . Missy (Marsland) Schoch '73 implores: "Choir alums from the '70's - - PLEASE COME TO THE REUNION!" Thanks, Missy!
Choir Reunion Schedule:
Please plan to attend what promises to be a wonderful weekend of
music making and entertainment! For additional information about
Homecoming, see the Lycoming College Homecoming page at:
The Lycourier's website carries an summary of the choir's May 2004 Spain Tour. Some of you '87 folks may remember some of these stops! Check out the article, written by the tour choir's Kristen Otto, at:
The article also includes basic information about the choir's tour plans for spring 2005 (spring break tour will be in the Carolinas and Georgia). Check back for a detailed 2005 choir schedule, coming soon.