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The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS) is a non-sectarian, mixed-voice, volunteer chorus located in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, New York. Since 1981 the chorus has attracted adult music lovers of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about choral singing.
With music director Robert Ren¨¦ Galv¨˘n, BCS performs traditional European choral masterworks, and an array of music from our world's diverse cultures.
BCS presents two major concerts per year performed with either orchestra or chamber ensemble. Recently performed works include Faure's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem and Haydn's Missa Brevis St. Joannis De Deo.
Singing With BCS
BCS welcomes both experienced and novice singers. Sight-singing and/or the ability to read music is preferred, but not mandatory. Our Music Director may ask new singers to perform a brief audition consisting of pitch recognition and vocalizing.
Singers interested in joining the chorus should:
Have a pleasing singing voice
Enjoy ensemble singing
Learn music quickly & accurately
Desire to grow musically
The Bronx Concert Singers is the chorus-in-residence at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rehearsals are held in the church hall on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10:00 pm.
At the beginning of each semester the Music Director will announce which solo parts are available for auditions. Additional solo opportunities may also be available throughout the year for our fundraising events and community outreach projects.
Dues are $100 per year payable in two installments of $50 per semester, collected in September and January. An individualized installment plan can be arranged by speaking with the chorus treasurer. There is also an additional charge per semester to cover music costs.
Upon becoming a member of BCS, singers are expected to:
Attend rehearsals regularly, and study their music between rehearsals to ensure quality performances
Assist a few hours each semester with fundraising and administrative activities
Work together, in harmony, as a supportive and cooperative community to make BCS the very best it can be
Come To A Rehearsal
BCS meets from mid September through May on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10:00 pm at:
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
McGraw Avenue is the side entrance to the church, directly across the street from the playground. Please ring the bell on your left-hand side.
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