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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus – December 15, 2013
VALLEY CHORAL SOCIETY
Originally known as the Choral Arts Society of the Upper Perkiomen Valley, Valley Choral Society (VCS) was founded in 1983 by Richard F. Lampe. It was formed as a community choir composed of singers from the Upper Perkiomen Valley however, as the enthusiasm grew for a community music program, membership continued to expand to its now multi-county composition including Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh and Berks Counties.
Presenting major concerts in the late fall and spring, VCS performs a wide variety of music – from John Rutter’s Requiem to Broadway show tunes, from classical sacred music to well-loved music from the 1940s, from classic Christmas carols to the Beatles, from composers from past centuries to contemporary composers – all to the delight of appreciative audiences.
In addition to its major concerts, VCS has always had a rich history of community outreach that continues to expand with performances at community day events such as Quakertown Alive or Relay for Life, retirement communities throughout the area, and the annual “Make Music Upper Perk” event. Outside of the area, Valley Choral Society has most recently toured to Washington DC (2014) and New York City (2012); in keeping with our mission statement, other opportunities to perform are welcome as scheduling allows.
VCS welcomes singers to join them to combine our individual talents in the pursuit of choral excellence. Prospective members are asked to sing a range test for placement in the volunteer choir.
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Valley Choral Society is to produce outstanding music both in rehearsal and performance. In order to achieve our mission, we will:
- Challenge and educate
- Entertain and inspire
- Foster discipline and respect
- Develop growth in musicianship
- Encourage diversity and unity
- Share in the joy of music
The Valley Choral Society season is split into two, presenting both a winter and spring concert. Be sure to stay up-to-date on where VCS might be next throughout the community!
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Our Music Team
Valley Choral Society has a rich history of leadership throughout its multi-decade legacy including both musical and administrative roles supporting the non-profit organization.
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Season 37 Rehearsals Begin – CANCELLED
VCS welcome new and returning members as rehearsals resume for their 37th season! **The fall/winter semester of our season is cancelled amid the pandemic restrictions.
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