Arcadia Chorale has named Matthew Rupcich its new interim music director for the 2019-20 season.
Rupcich originally hails from Crete, Illinois, earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and a master’s degree in choral conducting from University of Maryland. He is involved with numerous other community musical groups, including as conductor of the Misericordia University Community Choir, Dallas; conductor and music director of the Tri-State Chorale in Milford; children’s chorus director with the Creative and Performing Arts Academy, Scranton, where he has a voice studio; music director and conductor of Rockland Camerata, Rockland, New York; and choir director at First Presbyterian Church, Hawley. He previously was concert and choral director for the Blue Hill Troupe of New York City.
Rupcich conducting career has taken him to West Point, the Richard Rodgers Theater, the Metropolitan Museum, Avery Fisher Hall and Buxton Opera House, among others.
Arcadia Chorale’s season includes:
- “Poetry and Song,” Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre
- “Poetry and Song,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton
- “A European Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal, Scranton
- “A European Christmas,” Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m., St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre
- “Messiah” Sing-Along, Sunday, Dec. 22, 3 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre
- NEPA Bach Festival: Organ Concert, Saturday, March 21, 4 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton
- NEPA Bach Festival: Chamber Music Concert, Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton
- NEPA Bach Festival: Choral Concert, Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton
- “An American Songbook” pops concert, with the Doug Smith Jazz Trio, May 1, 8 p.m., Century Club of Scranton
For more information, visit arcadiachorale.org.
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