Concerts

Vox Philia has been performing several concerts annually in the

Spring and Winter. 

Past Concerts

WHAT SWEETER MUSIC

December 20, 2021

Virtual Performance

WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

February 15th & 16th, 2020

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

Lincoln University; Oxford

ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT

Dec 15th, 2019

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

MOZART'S REQUIEM

Oct 19th, 2019

Christ Episcopal; Reading

NOW IS THE MONTH OF MAYING

May 17th, 2019

Trinity Lutheran; Reading

AMERICANS ALIVE!

April 7th, 2019

Atonement Lutheran; Wyomissing

THE WAILING WOMAN

February 16th & 17th, 2019

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

Lincoln University; Oxford

WAR AND RECONCILIATION

May 19th, 2018

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

MUSIC FOR PASSIONTIDE

March 25th, 2018

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church;

Reading

 

MUSIC FOR PASSIONTIDE

March 25th, 2018

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church;

Reading

O RADIANT DAWN

December 16th, 2017

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

A REFORMATION CELEBRATION

October 29th, 2017

Atonement Lutheran; Wyomissing

CHRISTMAS IS HERE

December 17th, 2016

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

A TIME TO DANCE

May 20th, 2017

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

WILL TODD WEEKEND

May 20th-22nd, 2016

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

MAGNIFICAT

December 18, 2015

St. John's Lutheran Church; Allentown

December 19, 2015

Immanuel UCC; Shillington

The program is a collaborative event, featuring performances by the Wilson High School Select Choir, conducted by Emily Fredericks, and the Lincoln University Concert Choir conducted by Dr. Camilla Horne. Wilson’s choir sings William Dawson’s exciting setting of “Soon-ah Will Be Done,” while the Concert Choir of Lincoln University performs three works, including Arnold Sevier’s stunning arrangement of Dorsey’s “Precious Lord.” Vox Philia performs Harry Burleigh’s setting of “My Lord, what a Morning,” and a moving setting of Langston Hughes “I Dream a World” by André Thomas. The choirs come together (virtually) to close with an uplifting setting of “We Shall Overcome.”

Berks Sinfonietta performs George Walker’s “Wind Set for Woodwind Quintet” and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s “Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings.” Walker’s quintet, commissioned by the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, premiered on May 2, 1999 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. The first movement is in two sections: at first, somewhat lyrical, the music quickly becomes more rhythmical. The second movement juxtaposes lyrical and virtuosic sections, with almost constant time signature changes. 

Perkinson’s Sinfonietta No.1 for Strings, composed in 1955, revels in contrapuntal writing, showing the composer’s admiration for the music of Bach. Music critic David Wolman argue the work “if composed by a young Caucasian, would be considered the work of a wunderkind.”     

Interspersed between these ensemble performances are solo performances by students and faculty at Lincoln University, as well as two distinguished singers based in Chicago, IL, soprano Kimberly Jones, and tenor David Honoré.  

Viewing is open to all and free, though donations equaling the usual ticket costs of a concert ($15/Adult and $5/Child) ensure these video concerts can continue. 

© 2020 Vox Philia. Website by Brandon Buterbaugh

Photography by I Spy Photography Berks

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