Join The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS) and music director Robert René Galván on Sunday, December 15, at 4:30 pm, for their 32nd Annual Holiday Concert at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1891 McGraw Avenue, in Parkchester. Celebrate the Yuletide season with classical music featuring Poulenc's Gloria, works by Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and others, with carols, and holiday favorites performed by the BCS chorus, with keyboardist Tamara Cashour, professional soloists and chamber orchestra. For more information please call (917) 743-4641, visit www.bronxconcertsingers.org or email BCS_info@bronxconcertsingers.org. |
Maestro Galván leads BCS in a program that highlights the traditional music of Christmastime while incorporating the aural colors of contemporary holiday works featuring Francis Poulenc's Gloria, a 20th century work with changing meters, complex rhythms, profound dynamic contrasts and intense melodic colors. Throughout the concert cherished traditional carols appear amongst Christmas songs from around the globe such as composer Ariel Ramirez's Argentinean folk song "El Nacimiento" from the work Navidad; A La Nanita Nana, a gentle Ecuadorian lullaby carol; and the Nigerian Christmas song Betelehemu, a spirited, lively work. The program also includes John J. Nile's, I Wonder as I Wander; Berlioz's The Shepherds' Farewell and other treasured holiday songs.
Tickets are available in advance and at the door from BCS: General admission is $20 / two for $35, seniors and students with valid ID, $15 and children through high school, $5. Tickets may also be charged through Brown Paper Tickets by phone at 1-800-838-3006, or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/514260.
This concert is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program, and the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals who appreciate the arts.
The Bronx Concert Singers is a nonprofit volunteer concert choir founded in the Parkchester section of the Bronx by people from all walks of life who love singing great choral music. The chorus presents classical music concerts with either professional orchestra or chamber ensemble and has been a source of cultural enrichment in the community since 1981. BCS is the chorus-in-residence at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (View)
1891 McGraw Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|