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)
Requiem - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A Child's Requiem - Steven Sametz
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.
The Choral Society begins its new season on Sunday, October 23rd with the forever beautiful Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Requiem", coupled with the exceedingly poignant "A Child's Requiem" by Steven Sametz, written in dedication of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings of 2012 that killed 20 students and teachers. Sametz describes his own work as "a collision between the adult world and the world of innocence". These extremely consoling yet dramatic works will feature the 100+ voices of the Choral Society joined by the Riverside Symphonia and the Princeton Girlchoir.
Joseph Haydn’s 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 one concert performed annually with orchestral accompaniment has traditionally been the Choral Society's Spring performance which has always featured a major choral masterpiece. This year is no exception with the performance of Joseph Haydn’s "The Creation". This performance will again feature the Riverside Symphonia.
39th Annual Festival of Christmas Music
Featuring Bach's "Magnificat"
with the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Many audience members have remarked that the Choral Society's "Annual Celebration of Christmas Music", marks the beginning of their own personal and family's magnification of the Christmas holiday. This year's concert will feature the beloved Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach. Joining the Choral Society will be the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. As usual, get your tickets early for the two performances, December 10th and 11th.
A Soulful Celebration
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.
Completing this groundbreaking concert year will be "A Soulful Celebration" of spirituals, gospel and sacred jazz music, featuring Ruth Naomi Floyd, composer and vocalist, Jay Fluellen, composer and pianist with the Northeast Philadelphia High School Concert Choir, directed by Fluellen. The popularity of the Choral Society's last concert featuring these genres three years ago, exceeded all expectations. This is yet another concert not to be missed.