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THE BUCKS COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR EXPERIENCED CHORAL SINGERS BETWEEN AUGUST 30TH AND SEPTEMBER 13TH
July 6, 2016
BCCS is a select community choir composed of 100+ auditioned singers conducted by Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd.
Highlights of the upcoming 2016-2017 season include:
- Mozart's Requiem/Sametz's A Child's Requiem with the Riverside Symphonia
- 39th Annual Festival of Christmas Music featuring Bach's Magnificat with the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
- Haydn's The Creation with the Riverside Symphonia
- A Soulful Celebration: Spirituals, Gospel & Sacred Jazz with Ruth Naomi Floyd, Jay Fluellen, and the Northeast Philadelphia High School Concert Choir
To arrange an audition, please contact us by visiting the auditions page of our website. Singers should have recent experience singing with a classical repertoire choir and at least average fluency in reading staff notation.
BCCS ANNOUNCES DAVID J. FITZPATRICK AS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
April 7, 2016
BCCS has announced that David J. Fitzpatrick has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Bucks County Choral Society, beginning with the 2016-2017 Season. He will continue to serve as Director of Music and the Arts at Doylestown Presbyterian Church.
Fitzpatrick began as Interim Chancel Choir Director at the church in 2013 and as Director of Music and Arts currently leads a 55-voice Chancel Choir, a youth choir, children's choir, three bell choirs, and a chamber orchestra. He also inaugurated the non-auditioned Bucks County Ecumenical Choir to bring singers from a variety of churches together once a year to sing a concert of sacred music.
Before starting at Doylestown Presbyterian, Fitzpatrick was a conductor and arts administrator at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, and General Manager with the Princeton Girl Choir. His undergraduate degree is from Westminster Choir College, and he has also earned a masters at the University of Arizona.
In his role as Assistant Conductor with BCCS, Fitzpatrick will assist Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd in conducting the choir, artistic administration, and directing the highly successful Singing for Seniors program. In announcing the appointment, Lloyd states that "David is in the early stages of a very promising career and has experience in all the areas applicable to what we do. He is well-liked and respected by his singers and I know will be greeted by BCCS singers and audiences with enthusiasm."