2023-2024 Concert Season

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December Concert:
Gloria by John Rutter

When:
Saturday, December 2, 2023 • 7:30 pm

Where:
Unionville High School Auditorium
740 Unionville Rd • Kennett Square, PA 19348

John Rutter’s Gloria was composed in 1974 for MasterSingers, the renown choir based in Omaha. It is a celebration of the Nativity.

Like a symphony, the work is divided into three movements — in a fast, slow, fast structure — with melodic themes derived from a traditional Latin Mass — resulting in texts that are exalted, devotional, and jubilant. The music is impactful and direct in style, with the instrumentalists playing an important role as equal partners with the voices.

The concert highlights additional seasonal selections, and includes our traditional Christmas Carol sing-along.

The BVC welcomes guest ensemble, the Hickory Brass!

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February Concert:
Passion Music by Will Todd

When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 • 7:30 pm

Where:
Unionville High School Auditorium
740 Unionville Rd • Kennett Square, PA 19348

Brandywine Valley Chorale, together with choirs from Unionville, Kennett, and Pequea Valley High Schools, presents this special concert event.

Passion Music continues English virtuoso Will Todd’s successful fusion of jazz and choral music. The work highlights different aspects of the Passion story — the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ.

The piece makes full use of the composer’s understanding of beautiful melodies combined with traditional Biblical scriptures — creating an exciting, soulful, and spellbinding experience.

The world premiere of “O Magnum Mysterium” by Will Todd (commissioned by BVC and UHSC) will also be presented. The evening includes a gospel soloist, seven-piece jazz ensemble, plus Mr. Todd himself, as guest composer!

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April Concert:
New Beginnings

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2024 • 7:30 pm

Where:
St. Michael Lutheran Church
109 E. Doe Run Road, Unionville, PA 19375

Make sure you mark your calendars for our final performance for the season, New Beginnings. The word “new” takes on a different twist as we will be performing an original triptych (three closely related or contrasting musical themes). The work, Hurt, Hope and Healing is composed and written by our own, Joseph Eckman.

Other selections that relate to the concert’s keywords of “newness,” “beginning,” and “resurrection” will also be featured. You will not want to miss it!

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster and share the art of choral music, as well as serve the Brandywine Valley community, through the pursuit of musical excellence in a wide variety of repertoire and performance opportunities.