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Performances & Events


BCCS Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd has created programming for our 43rd season with even more variety than usual and another stellar list of collaborating ensembles and soloists! From world music to musical theater, from old American Christmas carols with children's choirs and brass to a forgotten masterpiece of English Romanticism, Edward Elgar's The Apostles, everyone is sure to find a new favorite to treasure or an old favorite to remember.

Come explore with us as we rediscover again the magic of live performance!

All concerts will be performed at either Our Lady of Guadalupe Church or the Life Sciences Auditorium at Delaware Valley University. Please see each individual concert page or the list below for that performance venue.


2015 - 2016 Concert Season (43rd)

 

Four Continents, One Mass

with:

the Keystone State Boychoir,
Joseph Fitzmartin and Steven Fisher, directors

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at the door

A program of exciting, moving, and diverse music from around the world, built around a composite setting of the Latin mass with a Kyrie by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, the Gloria from the Misa Criolla, (Argentina), the Sanctus from the Missa Luba (Congo), and Australian composer Stephen Leek's setting of the Agnus Dei. In place of the Credo, the choir will perform the iconic Totus Tuus composed by Polish composer Henryk Górecki for Pope John Paul II.

This concert will be performed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church located at the junction of Route 413 and Cold Spring Creamery Road in Doylestown, PA.

 

Edward Elgar’s The Apostles

(first complete performance in the Philadelphia region)

with the Riverside Symphonia and soloists

Sally Wolf, Mary, mother of Jesus
Suzanne DuPlantis, Mary Magdalene
Daniel Teadt, Jesus
Kevin Deas, Judas Iscariot

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at the door

A popular work in his native England and the subject of several recent recordings, Edward Elgar's late Romantic masterpiece The Apostles has never been performed in its entirety in the Philadelphia region. Come be a part of this special occasion! The music is rich with Elgar's full range of choral writing, from mystical to glorious.  The roles of Mary Magdalene and Judas are given unique prominence in deeply penetrating and profoundly moving scenes. With a stellar cast of nationally acclaimed soloists, this promises to be a very special concert not to be missed!

This concert will be performed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church located at the junction of Route 413 and Cold Spring Creamery Road in Doylestown, PA.

38th Annual Festival of Christmas Music:
An American Christmas

with the Fairmount Brass Quintet
and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Vincent Metallo, director

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at the door

In contrast to the geographic breadth of our October concert, for our holiday offering we will concentrate on the depth of American tradition, as we present Gwyneth Walker's Appalachian Carols and Philadelphia composer Donald St. Pierre's In the Company of Angels, a setting of carols from the American Swedenborgian tradition. Joining the Choral Society again this year is the Fairmount Brass Quintet, along with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir under the direction of Vincent Metallo.

This concert will be performed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church located at the junction of Route 413 and Cold Spring Creamery Road in Doylestown, PA.

 

A Celebration of American Musical Theater

with special guest artists Krissy Fraelich and Jim Hogan

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at the door

The Choral Society finishes its season with a return to the United States -- this time to Broadway, for our biennial celebration of the unique music of the American musical theater. In the intimacy of the new auditorium at Delaware Valley University, you will hear not only favorites from the canon of Rodgers, Kern, Porter, and Sondheim, but exciting new voices writing scores where music is again at the heart of the drama.

This concert will be performed at the Life Sciences Auditorium at Delaware Valley University located at the junction of East Butler Ave. and New Britain Road in Doylestown, PA.

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