American Composers' Choral Festival

The American Composers' Choral Festival began in 2010 and celebrates the music of American composers. We invite a composer biannually to conduct a choir comprised of The Harrisburg Singers, local church choirs, and guest high school choirs. The Harrisburg Singers were honored to host the following composers at our previous American Composers' Choral Festivals:

2010 - Mr. K. Lee Scott

2012 - Dr. Mack Wilberg

2014 - Dr. Robert Lau

2016 - Mr. Craig Courtney

2018 - Mr. Mark Hayes

“I love the intergenerational aspect featuring the inclusion of two fine high school choirs with local church choirs and The Harrisburg Singers. The varied program made it a musical treat for singers and audience alike. This festival speaks highly of the community’s support of the fine arts and the musical excellence of its choral groups.”
— Mark Hayes, Composer

In 2020 we will celebrate ten years since the first American Composers' Choral Festival. We are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Mack Wilberg as our guest composer! The Festival will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Tickets for this event will be available in Spring 2020.

“The 2016 American Composers’ Choral Festival was a wonderful event for me... The Harrisburg Singers, in particular, were wonderful to work with. They performed the premiere of “Come Home,” the commissioned anthem I wrote for the concert, and they sang it beautifully.”
— Craig Courtney, Composer