News & Archives
This is where you'll find the latest news about the choir, so check back here often to keep track of us. We also post on Facebook, Twitter, and we're planning on keeping you informed with our new BCCS blog real soon. Plenty of ways to keep in touch with us!
Latest News for the 2015 - 2016 Season
BCCS SEEKS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
BCCS has announced the creation of a new Assistant Conductor position, reporting directly to the Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd to help him with a wide range of artistic and administrative tasks as assigned. Candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, list of three references, and if possible links to videos of conducting in rehearsal or performance to Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2016. Finalists will be invited to work with the choir in rehearsal and interview in April 2016. The position starts September 1, 2016.
Please visit the ChoralNet Employment Posting for more details and compensation information.
BCCS WINS BEST OF BUCKS 2015
The Choral Society is very proud to announce that our organization has been selected the "BEST OF BUCKS" for 2015 in the Performing Arts Group category by the readership of the Bucks County Courier Times and Intelligencer's vote. This is indeed an honor, demonstrative of our audience’s confidence in our programming. Each and every member of the Choral Society shares in this award.
As an organization, we take great pride in our concert preparation and in each and every performance. It is wonderful to see that we are not the only ones who have recognized our artistry. We are especially proud in the fact that The Bucks County Choral Society is the first choral arts organization to ever receive this recognition. Historically this distinction has always been bestowed on playhouses. We thank those who voted in recognizing our "Power of Live Performance".
August 24, 2015
We all thought (and hoped) that if anyone could live forever, it would be our beloved Helen Kemp. But we have heard from her family that she passed away quietly yesterday morning (Sunday, August 23, 2015) at age 97. Obituaries and arrangements are still in the works, but you can already see many testimonials from people all over the world on her Facebook page:
Helen stayed fully engaged with friends, family, and former students throughout her life, and many took special joy from her full embrace of Facebook several years ago. You can find numerous archival photos and videos on her page.
For the Bucks County Choral Society, we have lost a dear friend who inspired us during the first seven years of our Singing for Seniors program and as a frequent attendee at our concerts. Many of our singers also know her through studying voice with her daughter Julie and Julie's husband Guy Rothfuss.
As you'll see on Facebook, there are many, many people who think of her fondly as "Mama Helen" and as a part of her family. We at BCCS are so lucky to be among those many families. Thank you, Helen, for the joy you brought to our lives - "Body, mind, spirit, voice - it takes the whole person to sing and rejoice!" - Tom
BUCKS COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY AUDITIONS
August 9, 2015
The Bucks County Choral Society announces auditions for experienced choral singers between August 25th and September 9th. BCCS is a symphonic choir composed of 120+ auditioned community singers from all walks of life. Conducted by Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd, the mission of BCCS is to give memorable performances of outstanding choral music and to enrich the community through the choral music experience.
Highlights of the upcoming 2015-2016 season include:
- Four Continents, One Mass
- 38th Annual Festival of Christmas Music: An American Christmas
- Edward Elgar's The Apostles
- A Celebration of American Musical Theater
To arrange an audition, please contact us by visiting the auditions page of this website.