Madrigal Singers Perform 'Messiah' Sun. Dec. 16 to Conclude Concert Series
The series consisted of five concerts, including Jazz Orchestra, Concert Choir, and several small-group ensembles
Bucks County Community College, an All-Steinway School and an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, showcases student talent in a series of concerts this fall.
The final concert, featuring Handel’s Messiah, is a ticketed event in collaboration with the Friends of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church in nearby Solebury.
The college’s Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Professor Rochelle Reed, will join the Trinity Church Friends of Music Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 6587 Upper York Rd., Solebury, Pa. The Madrigal Singers will accompany the Trinity Choir and a 16-piece orchestra in a performance of Handel’s Messiah, including Reed as a soprano soloist. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased online at www.trinitysolebury.org.
The series opened November 15 with a combination of a Performance Class Recital and the Classical Chamber Ensembles in the Music and Multimedia Center on the Newtown campus. The Performance Class Recital featured recipients of Bucks County Community College music scholarships coordinated by Professor Steven Bresnen. The Classical Chamber Ensembles are under the direction of faculty member Len Pierro.
The Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble peformed a joint concert on November 28. The Concert Choir is under the direction of Professor Reed. The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of faculty member Mark Pultorak.
The upbeat sounds of the Bucks County Community College Jazz Orchestra were featured December 4 in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of Professor Jeff Baumeister, the group performed music ranging from big band and swing to modern jazz.
And the Chamber Jazz Ensembles took the stage December 6 in the Music & Multimedia Center. The ensembles, under the direction of Professor Michael Hoffman, consist of piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums and vocals.
The concerts showcase the fine music education program available through the Arts Department at Bucks, whose School of Music offers a two-year associate degree in music that transfers to top universities and colleges across the nation. Classes are now forming for the spring semester. To learn more, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/music.