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

Mr. Mark Hayes

Mr. Mark Hayes

We are pleased to announce that the guest composer for the 2018 Choral Festival will be Mark Hayes. Mr. Hayes is an internationally known and award-winning composer, arranger, concert pianist, and conductor with over 1000 publications in print. Whether concertizing on the other side of the globe or composing at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, Mark is blessed to live out his mission "to create beautiful music for the world." To read his full bio, please visit his website.

The American Composers' Choral Festival will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Tickets will be available in Winter 2018.

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, Guest Composer, 2016 American Composers' Choral Festival