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Wilkes University Civic Band Presents “Angels In The Architecture” April 19 At St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre will provide the backdrop for a heavenly treat for both eyes and ears on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. The Wilkes University Civic Band will present its spring concert, “Angels in the Architecture,’” at the cathedral, located at 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The event is free and open to the public. 

“Angels in the Architecture” is a performance of concert band music of faith and hope, and is inspired in part by the architecture of St. Stephen’s, which includes numerous images of angels integrated directly into the building. 

Senior Vice-President and Provost Anne Skleder will act as concert moderator. Associate Professor of Performing Arts Philip G. Simon will act as conductor. Eugene Magalif will also be a guest conductor and composer, and Marshall Kornblatt, Amy Sekol and Mark Laubach, will perform as guest keyboard artists.  

Music to be performed includes “Exultate” by Samuel Hazo Jr., “On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” by David R. Holsinger and “Caccia and Chorale” by Clifton Williams. Magalif will guest conduct his own piece. “Invincible.” Sekol will perform as guest keyboard artist on “Watchmen Tell Us of the Night” by Mark Camphouse. Kornblatt will perform as guest keyboard artist and Laubach as guest organist on “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli.