The Beaver Valley Choral Society presents its Lenten concert series, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” The Principal Choir, Orchestra, and Treble Youth Chorale present this musical message of contemplation on Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary; that He is our hope today, tomorrow and always.

Sharon Burchill, BVCS Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, conducts the 93-voice adult Principal Choir and Orchestra. Director Deborah Silverstein leads the sixteen children who are members of the Treble Youth Chorale and Judy O’Data directs the Mary Inman Honors Bell Choir.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. “Great is Thy Faithfulness” is presented at these locations:

  • Saturday, March 16 at 4pm: St. Titus Church, Mary Queen of Saints Parish, 952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa 15001
  • Sunday, March 17 at 4pm: New Brighton Methodist Church, 1033 Sixth Avenue, New Brighton 15066
  • Saturday, March 23 at 4pm: College Avenue United Methodist Church, 345 College Avenue, Beaver 15009

Cordial concert reception follows the performance at Aliquippa and Beaver locations.

This will be a concert you don’t want to miss, featuring the music of composers Jeffrey Ames, Craig Courtney, Patti Drennan, Maurice Durufle, Hans Leo Hassler, John Leavitt, Joseph Martin, Mary McDonald and David Schwoebel, with arrangements by J. Mark Baker, Howard Helvey and Thomas Quigley.  Featured selections from “Great is Thy Faithfulness” include “Even the Heavens are Weeping;” “Great Day!” “Great is Thy Faithfulness;” “In Remembrance;” “O Sacred Head Surrounded;” “O God Our Help in Ages Past;” “Procession and Hymn for Palm Sunday;” “To Live His Song;” “Today the Son of Man is Slain;” “Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace” and “Ubi Caritas.”

The Treble Youth Chorale’s program during intermission includes Melchior Teschner’s “All Glory, Laud and Honor;” “He Will Hold Me Fast,” by Ada Habershon and Matt Merker; and “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love,” a Ghanaian folk song arranged by Anne Krentz Organ.

Founded at Beaver College in 1923, the Beaver Valley Choral Society now enters its Second Century of Song. BVCS is a 501(c)3 Christian-faith based, non-denominational, intergenerational choral and orchestral arts organization.