The Bucks County Choral Society, founded in 1973 in Doylestown, is recognized as one of the leading symphonic choirs in the greater Philadelphia area. The 100-voice auditioned choir performs an extensive repertoire of music in several distinctive program genres in its annual four-program subscription series.
Dr. Thomas Lloyd has served as Artistic Director since 2000. Under Lloyd’s leadership, the choir has collaborated with over 30 choral and instrumental ensembles encompassing a full range of cultural, generational, and stylistic diversity both regionally and in tours to Europe and Latin America.
The highlight of their 50th anniversary season will be a performance of Mendelsohn’s Elijah, with Symphony in C and a cast of nationally acclaimed soloists on Sunday, March 26th, at 4:00pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Doylestown.
The Choral Society presents not only the standard choral/orchestral repertoire, but rare performances of neglected masterworks by major composers such as Edward Elgar’s The Apostles, Cesar Franck’s The Beatitudes, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony.
The choir has also developed a following for performances of recent works by living composers and special programs devoted to the African-American Spirituals and sacred jazz in the tradition of Ellington. The Choral Society also engages with our community through our Voices of the Future and Singing for Seniors programs, under the leadership of Assistant Conductor Susan Johnson.
For more detailed information about our programs, including tickets, auditions, and videos of recent performances, go to www.buckschoral.org.
PHOTO CAP: Bucks County Choral Society: A Community of Voices