​Patrons of the arts in York had several opportunities to enjoy live performances in the final weeks of the semester at York College.

First on the calendar was the Celebration Singers spring show, Seasons of Love. Performed April 19 and 20, this show-choir style production thrilled audiences with numbers such as All of Me, Wings, and a show-stopping performance of Somebody to Love.

Co-directed by Dr. Clark Roush and Tisa Lawrence, featuring the choreography of students Soren Tobey and Gabrielle Siebenaler, this show brought the house down both nights.

April 22 and 23, marked the premiere of Nolan Henningson and Danielle Berry’s senior capstone production, Nocturne. Written by Adam Rapp, this one-man show was the culmination of everything the two have learned as scholars of theatre. Henningson starred and Berry directed.

The show focused on the themes of rebirth and renewal, as it followed Henningson’s character, The Son, as he finds his way back to truly living after a tragic event. 

The dramatic presentation gripped full audiences both nights it was performed, bringing a new depth of drama and talent to the YC stage.

The final arts event of the semester was the Concert Choir’s spring works performance, A New Beginning, on Monday, April 25. Narrated by Dr. Greg Woods of York, the performance featured the works of Vivaldi, Brahms, and Leavitt, as well as others. 

The concert featured Kay Magner as the accompanist and soloists Dr. Adrienne Dickson and Brianna Smith. The concert recording is now online