Essence of Joy Choir to perform

The Essence of Joy Choir will perform at Penn State Schuylkill in the John E. Morgan Auditorium on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Anthony T. Leach, professor of Music and Music Education at Penn State University, University Park, PA. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children/seniors.

Essence of Joy is one of ten choral ensembles in the Penn State University School of Music. Organized in November 1991 by Dr. Leach, the choir performs sacred and secular music from the African/African American traditions. The choir involves undergraduate and graduate students from many academic programs at the University Park campus.

Leach earned a doctoral degree in music education, and a master of music in conducting from Penn State University, and a bachelor of science in Music and Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Patty Shoener, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at 570-385-6262 or [email protected].