Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
This performance was rescheduled from August 1 due to weather. Tickets will be honored.
As a very special addition, your ticket will also include admission to the JP Jofre and the Hard Tango Chamber Band + Alarm Will Sound performance in the adjacent Mainstage Theater beginning at 8pm that evening (the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus will perform until 7:30pm). You can learn more about the performance here.
The GRAMMY® award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus presents their first concerts since the pandemic lockdown. The BPC will present Vivaldi’s exuberant "Gloria" to celebrate the joy of singing together once again, after nearly seventeen months. The program also features Gabriel Fauré’s "Requiem" — a simple prayer for the peace of departed souls — sung in remembrance of the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test are not required for this event. Patrons will just be required to maintain social distance and wear a mask if they are not fully vaccinated.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the Western New York region through the performance of high-quality, diverse musical programs and developing singers in the choral arts. The BPC is the winner of the 2020 GRAMMY® award for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Richard Danielpour'sThe Passion of Yeshua with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta. The 140-member chorus is frequently heard as the principal guest chorus of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and performs frequently at the Chautauqua Institution.
What began in 1937 as the Buffalo Schola Cantorum became the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in 1992 to reflect its close association with the BPO, and to clarify its mission to the public. Founder Jessamine E. Long led the group until 1945 when she was succeeded by a progression of noteworthy musicians, including Cameron Baird and the twenty-two-year leadership of Thomas Swan. Now the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus makes various guest appearances throughout the region and produces self-sponsored concerts such as our annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.