UNICO Hosts 2nd Annual High School Choral Competition

UNICO choral committee

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO conducted its second annual High School Choral Competition at Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College.

This year twice as many choral groups participated with six competing for First Place recognition with monetary prizes as well as a People’s Choice Award.  Next year’s Choral Competition has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28.

UNICO Volunteers at the High School Choral Competition included, from left: Cochair Toni DiVizio, Nancy Malone, Cochair Cathy Van Nort, Ann Summa, Bob Kovatch, Master of Ceremonies Peter Noto, Sandy Collins, Keystone President Frank Coviello, Eileen Kovatch, Louise Ligi, Tom Carlucci, Sylvia Tagert, Bob Tagert, Valerie Riggi, Stage Director Tony Nicosia, Choral Competition Chairman Michele McDade and Mark McDade.

DHS Singers to Take Part in UNICO’s High School Choral Competition

Choral Competition

Dunmore High School under the direction of Frank Jones will be among six choral groups competing when Keystone Chapter of UNICO National sponsors its second annual High School Choral Competition on March 1 at Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 2 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students six and older. Children 5 and younger are free. For tickets, contact Toni DiVizio at 570-344-2388 or any Keystone UNICO Member. Proceeds from this event will benefit local charities and scholarships.

Other high schools include Abington Heights directed by Dana Cerminaro; Mid-Valley, Linda Phillips Orseck, director; Scranton Choral Group and Scranton Chambers Singers, Lisa McConlogueand Ronelle A. Barrett, directors, and Valley View, directed by Gina Pascolini.

Committee members are, seated from left: Cathy Gerard; Cathy Van Nort, cochair; Michele McDade, chairman; Toni DiVizio, cochair, and Valerie Riggi. 

Standing: Peter Noto, master of ceremony; Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO president, and Jim Cullen, director, Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College.

Scranton Public Library Concert to feature Chris Smithers

library concert pic.jpgChris Smithers will present a concert hosted by The Scranton Public Library at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College on Saturday, Oct. 22,  at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22, and are available online or at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, and Library Express in The Marketplace at Steamtown.

All proceeds will benefit the Scranton Public Library. Chris Smither is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and, as he puts it, a ‘one-man band to the bone!’ Mr. Smither has played alongside famed musicians Bonnie Raitt and the late B.B. King. Concertgoers are invited to POSH at the Scranton Club after the show for free desserts.