2017 Spring Concert

About the Lehigh Valley Chorale

Founded by a group dedicated singers who wanted to enrich the cultural climate of the Lehigh Valley by forming a member governed, quality, open, community choir. Spring 2016 marked the inaugural season of  the Lehigh Valley Chorale under the artistic direction of Edward Milisits II. Since then, we have grown to become a 60+ member organization dedicated to brining choral music to the Lehigh Valley. 

Our upcoming Holiday concerts are scheduled for:
Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17. Locations and times are being finalized. Check back soon for more details!

Hark: Listening with Love

  1. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - F. Mendelssohn (arr. deCou)
  2. Prepare the Way - Dala melody arr. by Margareta Jalkeus 
  3. Christmas Cantata - Daniel Pinkham
  4. Os Justi - Anton Bruckner
  5. Ocho Kandelikas - Flory Jagoda arr. Jacobson
  6. Betelehemu - Babatunde Olatunji 
  7. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind - John Rutter 
  8. What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby? - trad. spiritual
  9. Throw The Yule Log on Uncle John - P.D.Q. Bach
  10. The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Our Mission

To educate, nurture, and enrich the cultural climate of the community by:

  • Providing an outlet for local singers to grow and develop in the vocal arts through rehearsal with other area singers, vocal technique instruction, and music theory education
  • Advancing public education in, and appreciation of, choral music through live choral performances and community involvement
  • Challenging singers with diverse choral repertoire and engaging audiences with innovative concert programming​

Our Director

Edward Milisits II, graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Music Ed. from West Chester University in 1975. In 1982, he graduated summa cum Laude with a M.M. in M. Ed. Degree, also from West Chester. He later did postgraduate work at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. Ed retired on June 23, 2009 from the Easton Area School District after 33 years of service.

While with Easton Area School District, Ed served as the Director of Choral Activities, developed and taught many classes, including Voice Lab, Music History, Guitar Lab, Honors Music Theory I and II, and AP Music Theory at the high school. He also served as the K-12 Coordinator of Music for the district. During his tenure at EASD he also founded and/or directed 5 choirs. He founded the EAHS Camerata, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Chorale and conducted the Concert Choir and Treble Choir.

Ed continues to serve as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator and consultant around the eastern United States where he is in great demand. He currently resides in Bethlehem, PA with his wife, Stephanie.