2019-2020 Orchestral Concert

Dear friends and patrons of the Choral Society,

In response to rapidly increasing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in our region, we have decided to suspend rehearsals and performances of the Choral Society beginning today until such time as we believe it is safe for these gatherings to resume. Of course, there is no way to determine when that will be at this point.

Our best case scenario would be that we would have enough rehearsals to perform our May 17 concert "Bucks County's Own - Hammerstein and Sondheim" as scheduled and that we will be able to reschedule our March program of the Fauré Requiem and premiere of our own Tom Lloyd's Appearances for June (the video below from a recent rehearsal will give you an idea of what we've been up to!)

This is truly uncharted territory for all of us, but we will continue to hold each other closely in our hearts if not with our voices, with hopes that the consequences of this deadly virus can be contained and overcome as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support of the music we love!

Tickets already purchased will be honored at the rescheduled performance.

You may also donate your ticket back to the Choral Society and we will issue you a donation receipt.

If you wish a refund, please email info@buckschoral.org or call (215) 230-3836

Jeff Fulgham, Board Chair
Mary Muth, Choir President
Thomas Lloyd, Artistic Director
Judith McDowell, Executive Director

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem
Thomas Lloyd - Appearances (premiere)

with Symphony in C
and soloists Jane Kamp, soprano and Daniel Schwartz, baritone,
featuring 2019 Voices of the Future Winner Eva Martinez
        in the "Pie Jesu" movement of the Requiem

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA (directions to church)

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door - See the Purchase Tickets page for info on Group Sales.

The Choral Society honors Thomas Lloyd on the 20th anniversary of his appointment as only the second Artistic Director in its 47-year history with the premier of a new work by Lloyd composed as a companion piece to follow the much beloved and understated Fauré Requiem. The acclaimed composer of Grammy-nominated Bonhoeffer explores the biblical resurrection appearances of a transformed, risen Christ to Mary Magdalene. Texts for Mary are drawn from the poetically recorded visions of three medieval women mystics: Sts. Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, and Hildegard von Bingen. The choir and soprano soloist engage in three dialogues that probe the boundaries of the eternal.

Click here for the libretto of Appearances.




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