We are pleased to announce a new format for the 2019-2020 program year – Concerts with a Cause. We will be partnering with social service organizations and donating 50% of our proceeds from each concert to a partner organization. We hope you will join us and help support these organizations doing important work in our local community and beyond!
- October 20, 2:00 p.m. – ARTolerance Concert: The Hope of Loving
The mission of ARTolerance is to advance the role of arts in dialogues, transcend communication boundaries and explore common ground through performances, events, conferences, and workshops. Udi Bar-David, cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, along with other guest musicians and The Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers will present “The Hope of Loving” by Jake Runestad, a work that features settings of poems from many religions.
Partner organization – Acting Without Boundaries
Acting Without Boundaries aims to transform lives and build self-esteem in an empowered community of people with physical disabilities through theater that celebrates ability.
- December 3, 10, and 17, 12:00 p.m. – Advent Harpsichord Recitals
Temple University harpsichord students will perform 30-minute recitals on BMPC’s William Dowd harpsichord.
Partner organization – TheVillage
The mission of TheVillage is to promote the healing of the spirits of children, families and communities broken by trauma including violence, neglect, addiction, poverty, mental illness, racism and other serious societal problems.
- December 8, 4:00 p.m. – Christmas Concert: Magnificat
Celebrate the Christmas season with all of BMPC’s choirs accompanied by the Brandywine Brass. The concert will feature works by Anton Bruckner, Paul Haley, Gerald Finzi, Franz Biebl, Elizabeth Poston, William Dawson and more, in addition to congregational carol singing.
Partner organization – Prevention Point Philadelphia
Prevention Point Philadelphia is a private nonprofit organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
- February 9, 2:00 p.m. – Two Piano Concert
Laura Ward and Jeffrey Brillhart return with a concert featuring the world premiere of Benjamin Boyle’s “Suite for Two Pianos” commissioned for this concert.
Partner organization – Homeless Advocacy Project (legal and advocacy support for the homeless)
The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a legal staff of nine and a corps of 350 volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.
- March 8, 4:00 p.m. – Lenten Choir and Orchestra Concert
The BMPC Sanctuary Choir, Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers, soloists, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will present works of Francis Poulenc, Maurice Duruflé, Arthur Honegger, and Lili Boulanger.
Partner organization – 12Plus
The mission of 12Plus is to increase educational equity by building school cultures that inspire academic achievement and empower students to succeed in education beyond 12th grade.
- March 22, 2:00 p.m. – Organ Recital: Vincent Dubois, Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral
We are pleased to present this opportunity for you to hear the newest of the three Notre Dame organists, 38 year-old Vincent Dubois.
Partner organization – Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Benefit to support the 70 employees of Notre Dame Cathedral now without work after the catastrophic fire.
- April 19, 2:00 p.m. – Peace Drums Concert
Peace Drums is an interfaith initiative promoting peace among Jewish, Muslim and Christian Youth. The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper called this group “simply magical to witness.”
Partner organization – Child Guidance Resource Center
Child Guidance Resource Centers’ mission is to inspire hope, to empower, and to contribute to the well-being of children, families, and adults throughout the five-county Philadelphia region by delivering evidence-informed behavioral health services and community-wide wellness programs.