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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Frances Ciurcina
The Bronx Concert Singers' 36th Annual Spring Concert
Bronx, NY - April 7, 2017 -On Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm, The Bronx Concert Singers, under the direction of Music Director Robert René Galván, will present our 36th Annual Spring Concert at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1891 McGraw Avenue, in Parkchester, Bronx, NY 10462.
Join the BCS Chorus, professional soloists and chamber orchestra for a performance of deeply moving works by 19th C. European master composers Verdi, Mahler, Boito and Gounod.
In Stabat Mater, Verdi's genius in word painting joins us viscerally to the heart of this monumental 13thC prayer: Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in anguish as she watches her son's death on the cross, and our own resonant sympathy while we also hope for salvation. Verdi wrote Ave Maria as an answer to a musical puzzle, creating a work that is both ethereal and timeless. His La Vergine degli Angeli from "La Forza del Destino" is a delicate farewell benediction that will warm your heart.
Mahler wrote the Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 as a wedding gift for his bride infusing it with the depth, warmth, wonder, and vastness of his love for her.
Goethe's Faust, the story of a scholar who sells his soul to the devil, has inspired countless offshoots. BCS's tribute to Faust features the Prologue in Heaven from Boito's Mefistofele, and two arias from Gounod's Faust: lovelorn young Siebel's Faites lui mes aveux (Flower Song) and Faust's Salut, demeure chaste et pure.
For additional information please call (917) 743-4641, or visit our website 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.
BCS's 36th Annual Spring Concert is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through 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 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.