Parberry Choral Scholars Fund
Honoring Bill Parberry

In honor of his upcoming retirement in 2018, William Parberry's Choral Singers have started The Parberry Choral Scholars Fund that will provide financial support to future Penn music majors and choral scholars.

Bill has directed the University of Pennsylvania Choral Society and Choir since 1973. Through its long history the Penn choruses have performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Opera Society Orchestra of New York. While the University Choir performs exclusively Classical music on campus, they were chosen to perform with two major popular performing artists - Michael Crawford (The Phantom of the Opera) in his tour of the United States in 1998 - and Barbra Streisand, in the final concert of her career at Madison Square Garden in 2000. As co-director of Early Music at Penn, Bill also conducts Ancient Voices, one of the premier vocal ensembles in Philadelphia.

Support the Choral Scholars of the Future
Please consider donating today using the Donate Now button or by sending a check to:

Parberry Choral Scholars Fund
ATTN: Laura Weber
Penn Arts & Sciences Office of Advancement
3600 Market Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3284

Questions?
Contact Laura Weber at lweber@sas.upenn.edu or 215-746-7669.
Donation messages
I knew and sang with Bill way back when (1973-75). Having retired myself, I honor this important milestone of Bill's. Best wishes and best regards. --Mr. Robert Schaevitz
I was only able to sing with Mr. Parberry for one semester (Fall 1974) because of scheduling conflicts. We sang at Interational House - Shubert's Mass In G, Lobet Den Herr(?) and some Ives piece written in two keys. One of my daughter's classmates from Class 0f 2007 also sang for him - a testament to his longevity. Good luck and good health to you, Bill! --Tom Derise WG'76 GEE'76 P'07
It was a pleasure being a member of the Penn chorus. Bill Barberry is an inspiration! --Janice Wang
There's nothing like making beautiful music together! Thank you for the wonderful memories. --Marķa Cristina Mena
I learned so much about singing from Professor Parberry after singing in four different groups with him. There's so much to honor about him, but what sticks out most is that he taught me how to shape a line as a singer. I've never forgotten the way he showed us how to give each phrase such power and flow. He was a wonderful conductor! --Megan O'Leary
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