The Bucks County Choral Society, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, combines forces with the Riverside Symphonia to present nineteenth century master Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 1 in D minor
, along with modern composer Tarik O’Regan’s Triptych
, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Doylestown, on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Bruckner’s Mass No. 1
is set to the standard church mass text, written in sections, and is a beautiful and creative, yet rarely-performed gem. The composer’s substantial harmonic skills are shown to the utmost throughout this expansive work. O’ Regan’s Triptych
, written in 2004, is comprised of three movements, each utilizing contemplative texts from Blake, the Bible, Milton, Wordsworth, Hardy, and more. For this special performance, sections of the Mass will be alternated with movements from Triptych
, to create a blended and complementary effect.
“One of every season’s high points comes when we have the opportunity to make music with Riverside Symphonia,” says BCCS artistic director Lloyd. “They are an outstanding ensemble, excellent musicians, and Riverside brings much to the combined performance of these two pieces. This concert is an excellent pairing of musical pieces and musical groups.”
Recognized throughout the region as Bucks County’s best large choral ensemble, the Bucks County Choral Society is an auditioned choir of one hundred voices, led by an outstanding artistic director. Singers come from all walks of life and with a range of musical skills, united in a dedication to providing a high quality choral music experience for the community.
To purchase tickets or for more information about BCCS, please contact the Bucks County Choral Society at 215.598.6142, or online at www.buckschoral.org. Advance ticket price and group discounts are available.