Performances & Events

After a memorable 40th season, we believe that we have put together a wonderful 41st season for you. A wonderful mix of varied choral music that is sure to have something to please everyone. We encourage you to join our email list and our Facebook community for access to special videos and recordings throughout the season.

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


2013 - 2014 Concert Season (41st)

 

Songs of Faith, Courage, and Consolation:  
A History of the African-American Spiritual 

 

with Lourin Plant, soloist and narrator and special guests:

  • Kristina Lewis, mezzo soprano (Academy of Vocal Arts)
  • The Hopkins Sisters of the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown, Esther Dinkins, director
  • The Welch Singers of the Maureen M. Welch Elementary School, Churchville, Susan Johnson, director

October 27th, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 at the door

Plant / Lewis

Come learn more of the unforgettable story of how the African-American Spiritual sustained a people through times of great suffering to later become a musical beacon of hope beloved around the world.

Check out the Concert Page for more information on this concert.

 

 

Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony

with the full Riverside Symphonia

  • Kelly Ann Bixby, soprano
  • Jarrett Ott, baritone

Sunday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $22 in advance, $27 at the door

Bixby / Ott

At once both thrilling and deeply reflective, this program will include the beloved English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ best known work: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and what many consider to be his most inspired work, his Symphony No. 1 "A Sea Symphony." A fully choral setting of the probing words of the iconic American poet Walt Whitman, this transfixing symphony will feature two rising stars of the classical music scene, soprano Kelly Ann Bixby and baritone Jarrett Ott. Check out our Facebook and email postings for some absorbing background material about the meeting of English and American sensibilities in early 20th Century Britain and an introduction to the music of A Sea Symphony.

36th Annual Festival of Christmas Music

featuring the Bel Canto Childrens' Choir, Joy Hirokawa, director
and the Fairmount Brass Quintet, Steven Heitzer, director
and special guest Timothy Urban, hurdy-gurdy

Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
(7:30 prelude – Fairmount Brass)

Sunday, December 15 4:00 p.m.
(3:30 prelude – Fairmount Brass)

Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 at the door

Bel Canto / Hirokawa


We welcome Steven Heitzer and the Fairmount Brass back again for a joyous celebration of the Christmas season along with the first BCCS appearance of Joy Hirokawa and the acclaimed Bel Canto Childrens’ Choir.Hear the fascinating juxtaposition of the regal sound of brass with the plaintive sound of the medieval mechanical violin (the hurdy-gurdy) in Thomas Lloyd’s new suite of ancient carols As Well for the Poore as the Peere! featuring both the childrens’ and adult choirs. Tune in to facebook, email, and our website for video introductions to the hurdy-gurdy – an instrument everyone has heard of but few have actually seen or heard!

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A Celebration of American Musical Theater, Past and Future!

Sunday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 at the door

We all love the great melodies of Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein - but the musical theater tradition lives on through the genius of composers like Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Robert Lopez, and Tom Kitt, who have set Broadway stages on fire with their brilliant music and modern day dramatic themes. This will be a fun concert that will send you on your way home with both new and familiar tunes to whistle! Stay in touch by facebook and email for updates on special guest artists for this concert!.