NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
NEW MUSIC BY COMPOSER BOB CHILCOTT
Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Brevard College, Porter Center
Please join us to enjoy the Transylvania Choral Society and Brevard College Chamber Singers in the North American premiere of “Christmas Oratorio,” a new composition by Bob Chilcott on Thursday, December 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College.
This specially commissioned piece completed in 2019 is a compelling retelling of the Christmas story with words from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, intertwined with poetry from the 16th to 19th centuries. The world premiere takes place in August 2019 as part of the renowned Three Choirs Festival in the UK, and Brevard will be the site of the first performance on this side of the Atlantic!
TCS proudly performs under the baton of our Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. David Gresham. Rehearsals for fall semester begin Tuesday, August 27th with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
Prospective singers may attend the first three full rehearsals (typically 90 minutes) before committing to sing for the entire season and holiday concert. There are no auditions to join the choral society. Please see our membership page for more information.
We rely on membership dues and the generosity of our sponsors, supporters, and many donors to continue offering great choral music each year in the fall and spring for the community of Transylvania County.
We are especially grateful to our 2019 season sponsors for their support of the Transylvania Choral Society.
The Transylvania Choral Society is a volunteer community choir that prepares and presents a wide array of sacred and secular choral music at least twice a year. Society members share their love of music in performances that entertain, inspire and inform.
In addition to our concert on December 12, TCS will join the Brevard Philharmonic in their holiday program, “Christmastime in Brevard,” featuring seasonal favorites from Handel’s Messiah to carols arranged by Mannheim Steamroller! Visit the Philharmonic website to learn more.
Founded in 1975, The Transylvania Choral Society is a Community Performing Arts Chorus open to all vocalists within Transylvania County who are interested in performing choral music within a concert setting.