LEWISBURG - The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC) announced its fall concert, "In Gratitude for the Season," which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road.

The singers from the SVYC will perform 11 famous pieces including some holiday favorites like "Sleigh Ride" and "Hot Chocolate" from "The Polar Express" soundtrack and classical mainstays such as "March of the Toreadors" from the opera "Carmen."

Featured youth soloists include Kailyn Foss, Melita Stutsman, Mary Scopelliti, Heather Beveridge and Linette Taylor. Joining the youth singers on the opera work are adult Susquehanna Valley Chorale members Amy Caron, Heather Britton, Tom Carle, and Brad Wakeman.

SYVC singers are participating this fall in a special project designed to give them an opportunity to share the gift of their voice in the spirit of humanity and kindness, and provide an experience for character growth.

This year's Project Purpose was the creation of a Sandy Hook Memorial video to commemorate the tragedy's one year anniversary. The video was filmed on Nov. 2 and will be shared with the Newtown, Conn., community in December near the date of the anniversary of the tragic event.

"It is very important to us to encourage the youth singers to participate in a project such as this," said Jean Hormell, SVYC committee chair, "We thank our director, Valerie Flamini Caldwell, for this inspiring idea and her energy to make it happen."

Tickets for the SVYC fall concert are $10 for adults $5 for students. Children 6 years and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.svcmusic.org/tickets.htm or by calling 570-547-0455.