Passing of Harry Wood
It is with great sadness that the Valley Choral Society reports the passing of Harry Wood. Harry not only lent his voice to the chorus as a baritone, he also has helped the choir behind the scenes for many years. He, and his wife Linda, have served on the chorus board as well as being a driving force for our fundraising efforts over the years. With Harry’s help, guidance, ideas, knowledge, and talents, the chorus has been able to stay afloat during a time that has seen many other choruses having to fold.
Thank you, Harry, for your years of dedicated service to the chorus… and your friendship. You will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda, Sara, and all of your family and friends.
Rest in Peace, dear friend. Until we meet again in the celestial chorus.
Services will be held on Monday, August 3 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Red Hill, PA at 11:00 AM. Calling hours will be before the service starting at 9:30AM. Interment immediately following the service across the road from the church. A luncheon and time of fellowship follows the services.
Stay tuned for our 2015-16 season!
And come see us during the summer at some area events
As a special treat… An excerpt from a recent concert… The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Valley Choral Society, Patricia D. Conrad, Artistic Director and Conductor, was founded by Richard F. Lampe in 1983. Valley Choral Society (formerly The Choral Arts Society of the Upper Perkiomen Valley) is an auditioned volunteer choir relying primarily upon amateur singers and is an outgrowth of community interest in quality choral music.
The choir, made up of singers from Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, and Lehigh counties, performs music of all styles and genres in at least two major concerts a year in the late fall and in the spring. It has been accompanied by the Choral Arts Society Chamber Orchestra, and in collaborative efforts, by the Red Hill Band, and the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus.
In addition to the full choir, the Ensemble is a select auditioned group of choir members that performs at concerts and is available to sing for various functions upon request.
The choir has performed at Longwood Gardens and the Pennsylvania State Capital Building, as well as for the Reading Express and the Philadelphia Phillies. As part of its community outreach, the choir regularly performs at retirement homes throughout the area and at the Upper Perkiomen Relay for Life.
In the summer of 2007, members of the choir went on a successful goodwill concert tour of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. With renewed enthusiasm and dedication, Valley Choral Society has increased its performances in the Upper Perkiomen community and hopes to expand to surrounding counties and to continue to represent the United States internationally.
Rehearsals are Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:15 p.m., September through May, in the choir room of the Upper Perkiomen High School, Red Hill, PA.
If you are interested in joining us please click the “membership” link to the left or if you would like more information click the “contact us” link.
P.O. Box 471
Red Hill, PA 18076
Phone Number: 484-932-8301