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Robert René Galván, Conductor
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Phone: (917) 743-4641
Email: BCS_info@bronxconcertsingers.org
Website: www.bronxconcertsingers.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 1226, Bronx, New York 10462-0580

The Bronx Concert Singers' 38th Annual Holiday Concert

Bronx, NY - November 7, 2019 - Celebrate the Yuletide season with J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Part I) and holiday favorites! Join The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS) and Music Director Robert René Galván on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm, for their 38th Annual Holiday Concert, performed with guest professional soloists and orchestra, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1891 McGraw Avenue, in Parkchester, Bronx, NY 10462.

The holiday season is a time for both joyous celebration and quiet reflection. Maestro Galván weaves these themes into an inspiring program of classical music, seasonal songs, and Christmas carols. Baroque composer J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Part I) BWV 248-I and Cantata Gloria in Excelsis Deo BWV 191 brilliantly capture both these moods. The Christmas Oratorio opens with the rousing "Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage" - "Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days", and tenderly ends with "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein" - " Ah, my heart's beloved little Jesus."

Tormé's The Christmas Song, and Althouse's In December invite us into the warmth of family and friends, while Rutter's Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind brings shivers of loneliness. Shaw's Jamaican Noel sparkles with Caribbean rhythms. Pine for your beloved with traditional Spanish song Si la nieve resbala, while lullaby A La Nanita Nana and Holst's Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence again evoke Christmas' wonder.

For additional information please call (917) 743-4641, or visit www.bronxconcertsingers.org.

Tickets are available in advance from BCS and at the door: Tickets are $20 for General Admission and 2 for $35; $15 for Seniors (62+) and College Students with valid id; and $5 for Children through High School. For groups of 5 or more, call 917-743-4641 for group rates.

* Call BCS at 917-743-4641 for local Parkchester delivery.

* Charge tickets using Visa - MasterCard - Discover Card through Brown Paper Tickets. Online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4438781, or by phone: 1-800-838-3006. Visit the Tickets page on our website, www.bronxconcertsingers.org, for a direct link. A service charge applies.

* Mail a check to Bronx Concert Singers, P.O. Box 1226, Bronx, NY 10462-0580. Tickets for checks received after December 5th will be held at the BOX OFFICE. Include a self-addressed return envelope and your telephone number for confirmation of receipt and shipment.

* At the door on day of concert - only CASH and CHECKS are accepted.

BCS's 38th Annual Holiday Concert is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA); and, in part, from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and administered by the BCA; and the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals who appreciate the arts.

The Bronx Concert Singers is a nonprofit volunteer concert chorus founded in the Parkchester section of the Bronx by people from all walks of life who love singing great choral music. The chorus presents primarily classical music concerts with professional vocal soloists and either orchestra or chamber ensemble, and has been a source of cultural enrichment in the community since 1981. BCS is the community chorus-in-residence at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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