The Beaver Valley Choral Society presents its third annual BVCS Pops Concert “Land That I Love,” presented
Sunday, May 19 at 4pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 393 Adams Street, Rochester 15074. Admission is free, but
donations are accepted.

The BVCS Principal Choir, BVCS orchestra and Treble Youth Chorale share a part in presenting this special
musical program. BVCS Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Sharon R. Burchill, directs the BVCS principal
choir and orchestra and Deb Silverstein directs the Treble Youth Chorale.

Come join us – it promises to be an exciting, enjoyable and uplifting experience. New members are welcome
to join any of the BVCS ensembles for this special Pops concert. Interested adult and Treble Youth Chorale
singers should come to the first rehearsal at the church on Monday, April 8 at 7pm. Instrumentalist should
contact Deb Silverstein to indicate their desire and receive music.

The program begins with the choir entry and orchestral prelude, “Let Freedom Ring,” as arranged by Ed
Huckeby, followed by the Mark Hayes arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Then the concert begins
with the Phillip H. Inman a capella arrangement of “America the Beautiful;” “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”
by Roy Ringwald. Greg Gilpin’s “E Pluribus Unum;”
The Andrews Sisters’ wartime hit, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” arranged by Ed Lojeski; the Dennis Allen
arrangement, “Salute to the Armed Forces,” a medley that features anthems of five branches of America’s
military; the Al Jacobs/Tom Scott arrangement of “This is My Country;” and closes with Irving Berlin’s “God
Bless America,” as arranged by Joseph Martin.

At intermission the Treble Youth Chorale continue the Patriotic Theme with “Rally ‘Round’ America,” written
by Janet Gardner; “The Instrument Song,” a traditional favorite; and Douglas E. Wagner’s “Ten Songs of
America,” a medley featuring ten patriotic songs.

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.