Performances & Events

Music helps us know what it is to be human, to be restored with strength, to gain a fresh outlook on life, and have a renewed sense of hope. With more challenges to our sense of unity as ever, Thomas Lloyd’s 20th season as artistic director of the Choral Society, presents music to bring comfort in the awareness that we are part of a world larger than our everyday concerns—music that will bring comfort and joy for your heart and soul.

Highlights of this season will be three well known and loved masterworks that seem to always call us back for another listen. In Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd’s words, these works bring, “a spark of inspiration or layer of meaning we missed before. The Choral Society will perform Brahms German Requiem, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and Fauré’s Latin Requiem. The season will close with a musical theater program, featuring the talents of two home grown masters, Hammerstein and Sondheim, and outstanding young singers who are winners of our “Voices of the Future” competition from local Bucks County high schools.

In this celebration of “comfort and joy” Thomas Lloyd has received from this beloved community of singers and audience members, he has composed a new work for string orchestra and harp called Appearances, to serve as an evocation of and meditation to accompany Fauré’s Latin Requiem in March 2020.

2019 - 2020 Concert Season (47th)


Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem

in collaboration with Symphony in C, a 42 piece orchestra
and the Bucks County Community College Concert Choir, Rochelle Reed, director

with soprano, Jane Kamp and baritone Keith Phares

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA


Fauré, Requiem and Lloyd, Appearances (premiere)

with Voices of the Future winner, soprano and baritone
in collaboration with Symphony in C as a 20-musician ensemble

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 38th and Chestnut in University City, Philadelphia

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA


Britten, Ceremony of Carols

Annual Festival of Christmas Music

With Elaine Christy, harp and the Philadelphia Bronze Handbell Ensemble

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown PA

Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA


Bucks County’s Own: Hammerstein and Sondheim

Featuring Voices of the Future winners as soloists
Plus one or two guest soloists from New York City or Philadelphia
and a small music ensemble

Sunday, May 17th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Central Bucks West High School


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