Founded in 1973 as the Exton Chorale, the Chester County Choral Society of West Chester, PA is marking their 50th season of bringing excellent and diverse SATB choral music to the area and beyond. Artistic Director Gary P. Garletts and Associate Director Patricia Mancuso lead an 80-voice auditioned choir in presenting live concerts and virtual choir recordings, accompanied by Ann Marie Ellis and guest artists.
The full chorus will present “A 50th Anniversary Concert” on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, PA. The concert will feature Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D, as well as a celebration of song including works by William Byrd, Elaine Hagenberg, Morten Lauridsen, Gwyneth Walker, Bob Chilcott, Rosephanye Powell, Carly Simon, and Christopher Tin. A reception will follow.
In the fall, two concerts took place. The Chamber Ensemble presented “Songs of Devotion” on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 3:00 PM at Church of the Loving Shepherd in West Chester. The full chorus presented “Carols and Lullabies” on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 7:30 PM at Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, PA.
Visit the website at www.chescochoral.org for tickets and general information.