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Students Lend Hand in Choral Accompaniment


Michael J. Connor, the Williamsport Civic Chorus' music director, welcomes concertgoers to the ACC.
Michael J. Connor, the Williamsport Civic Chorus’ music director, welcomes concertgoers to the ACC.
Among student volunteers at the concert is Jake C. Forelli, of Damascus, an engineering design technology major who serves on the MLK executive board.
Among student volunteers at the concert is Jake C. Forelli, of Damascus, an engineering design technology major who serves on the MLK executive board.
Making a joyful noise, under Leach's guest direction
Making a joyful noise, under Leach’s guest direction

Minorities Lending Knowledge assisted at Sunday’s Williamsport Civic Chorus concert in the Klump Academic Center, co-sponsored by Penn College in observance of Black History Month. Members of the student group handed out programs and ushered for the performance, which featured a selection of “American Spirituals.” The community chorus was joined by Anthony T. Leach and the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers from Penn State. WCC member Deb A. Buckman, an assistant professor of chemistry/environmental science, helped coordinate the partnership with Campus & Community Engagement; other Penn College employees in the chorus are Barbara J. Albert, director of the Dunham Children’s Learning Center, and Eric K. Albert, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing.
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

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