Performances & Events
The Bucks County Choral Society has long been known for its high quality of performance while presenting some of the most revered choral literature in history. Yet beyond the high level of expectation that each concert brings, the Choral Society has also become known for our ability to emotionally connect audiences with the passion that these works elicit. This has resulted in continual growth of audience and reputation.
During our 44-year history, the Choral Society has performed at least once per season with full orchestral accompaniment. Accompaniment that has served to enrich the entire concert experience. This coming 2016-2017 concert season, for the very first time in their history, each concert will be with orchestral accompaniment.
All performances will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Durham Rd. and Cold Spring Creamery Road in Buckingham. Season subscriptions as well as single concert tickets are available through this website.
2016 - 2017 Concert Season (44th)
Hope & Remembrance
with the Riverside Symphonia and the Princeton Girlchoir
and featured soloists:
Clara Rottsolk, soprano, Emily Drummond, alto, David Vanderwal, tenor, and Robby Eisentrout, bass
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Settings of the Latin Requiem often exert a strong pull on us not because they bring sadness, but because of the music’s cathartic power to lead us to hope and reassurance in an often frightening world. For our opening concert, we have paired two requiems, one very old and familiar (the beloved Mozart Requiem) and one very new, related directly to a recent tragedy (A Child’s Requiem by Steven Sametz, commissioned by the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School ). We will be joined by soprano Clara Rottsolk, tenor David Vanderwal, the Princeton Girlchoir, and the Riverside Symphonia. This concert is part of our community partnership, "Healthy Families, Healthy Communities," with Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA).
Haydn: The Creation
with the Riverside Symphonia
and featured soloists:
Jennifer Aylmer, soprano, Timothy Bentch, tenor, and Randall Scarlatta, baritone
Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Riverside Symphonia returns as we present Franz Joseph Haydn’s, The Creation. Internationally acclaimed soloists soprano Jennifer Aylmer, tenor Timothy Bentch, and baritone Randall Scarlatta join us in this monumental work celebrating the creation of primal light and the heavens and the earth and all its living things. Come and be inspired!
with the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Opening with a prelude 30 minutes prior to each performance, the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra joins BCCS for the first time for our Annual Festival of Christmas Music, featuring Johann Sebastian Bach's celebratory Magnificat. This setting of the words of Mary from the Gospel according to Luke is the most popular and best known of the Gospel canticles. Traditional carols of the season will also be performed. As always, audience members will be invited to join in singing some favorite holiday songs.
Spirituals, Gospel & Sacred Jazz
Ruth Naomi Floyd, composer & vocalist
Jay Fluellen, composer and pianist
Northeast Philadelphia High School Concert Choir
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Our final concert of the season celebrates the depth of feeling plumbed from the soul in the performance of spirituals, gospel and sacred jazz in the African-American tradition. We will be joined by Ruth Naomi Floyd, composer and vocalist, and Jay Fluellen, composer and pianist, along with the Northeast Philadelphia High School Concert Choir, directed by Fluellen.