Threefold Cord

Women's Choir


Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Performances


  • 04/27/2019 07:00 PM
  • 421 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

To be announced

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  • 09/15/2018 08:00 AM
  • 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

Reflection...a concert of music that displays the many ways that God's image can be seen in creation. 8AM Rehearsal start. 7:30PM Concert start. Register below if you are interested in participating.

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  • 04/28/2018 07:00 PM
  • 64 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033, USA

Threefold Cord Women's Choir will present Arise, My Soul, Arise. Join us for our debut performance at First United Methodist Church of Hershey at 7 PM.

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About The Choir


The Threefold Cord Women’s Choir was borne out of a desire to create a place where women of like mind could come together from many different stages of life, and find commonality through singing.  We are daughters, mothers, granddaughters, and grandmothers seeking to support and mentor one another in and through the circumstances of life.
 
Our mission finds at its roots the verses in Ecclesiastes 4 which read: 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.  And it is through this mission that we seek to support one another and other women in our community.
 
The choir meets several times throughout the year for a one day rehearsal followed by a evening performance.  This schedule enables more women to travel and participate; singers come from various locations throughout the northeast.  Singers are responsible for preparing the music on their own, prior to the rehearsal/performance day.  Our time together focuses on the intricacies of the music and the text being set.  We are intentional about carrying out our mission in the music we perform.

If you would like more information about how you can participate in the choir, please provide your information on the contact page, or email Dr. Cornacchio at rcornacchio@messiah.edu

This choir is sponsored by Messiah College.
About The Choir

Artistic Director


Artistic Director
Dr. Rachel Cornacchio currently serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Graduate Program in Conducting at Messiah College where she teaches graduate courses in choral literature and applied conducting, and undergraduate level courses in curriculum and instruction in the areas of choral and elementary methods. Dr. Cornacchio serves as Conductor of the Messiah College Women's Ensemble.

As a public school educator, Ms. Cornacchio served as an elementary general music specialist in Peekskill, NY and director of choral activities at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY.  While in Newburgh, choirs and soloists under Dr. Cornacchio's direction received top honors at solo and ensemble festivals.

Dr. Cornacchio enjoys presenting many different styles of music.  In addition to district and region choruses, she has been invited to work with jazz choirs, church choirs.  Most recently she has worked with “modern day hymn writers,” Keith and Kristyn Getty on both their Joy: An Irish Christmas and Hymns for the Christian Life tours.

Community organizations with which Dr. Cornacchio has worked include the Newburgh Symphonic Chorale and the Oregon Young Women's Choir.  In April, 2018, Dr. Cornacchio will debut a new choir, Threefold Cord Women’s Choir in Hershey, PA.  The choir, comprised of women from the east coast, seeks to mentor women of all ages through choral music. Dr. Cornacchio holds a B.M. in Music Education from Nyack College, the M.M. in Choral Conducting and M.M.E. from Florida State University, and the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oregon.  She has studied choral conducting with Rodney Eichenberger, Andre Thomas, Sharon Paul, and Paul Liljestrand. Dr. Cornacchio has presented interest sessions at regional, state, and international music conferences.  She appears frequently as adjudicator, clinician, and honor choir director throughout the Northeast.  Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

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  • One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055