In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Beaver Valley Choral Society presents a special concert, “Hallelujah! A Celebration of 100 Years of Choral Music in the Valley” on Monday, October 23 at 7pm at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 2270 Brodhead Road, Hopewell Township PA 15001.

That specific date coincides with a performance by a community choir who presented its debut concert at the former Beaver College in Beaver on Tuesday evening, October 23, 1923.  The BVCS 91-voice Principal Choir and Orchestra are directed by BVCS Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sharon R. Burchill.

Mezzo-soprano Caroline Friend is guest soloist for the evening. Members of the Academy Chamber Orchestra, led by Artistic Director and Concertmaster Dr. Warren Davidson, join the Beaver Valley Choral Society for this special concert.

Concert highlights include “Celebrate the Day” by Pepper Choplin and selections from the George Frideric Handel oratorio, “Messiah” – ‘Overture’; ‘And the Glory of the Lord;’ ‘Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive;’ ‘O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion;’ ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born;’ ‘Sinfonia Pastorale;’ ‘There Were Shepherds;’ ‘And Lo the Angels;’ ‘And the Angel Said unto Them;’ ‘And Suddenly with the Angel;’ ‘Glory to God;’ and ‘Hallelujah.’

The audience will be invited to sing along with the “Messiah” portion of the concert, especially the “Hallelujah (Chorus).”


The concert is open to the public. A goodwill offering will be accepted.