Pennsbury Community Chorus
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE PENNSBURY COMMUNITY CHORUS OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CONCERTS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT PCCArtisticDirector@gmail.com
Spring Semester 2023
A Night of Rodgers and Hammerstein
featuring songs from
The Sound of Music
The King and I
First Rehearsal is Monday February 27th at 7:30pm in Keller Hall at PHS West
Concert - Friday June 9th at 7:30pm in Keller Hall
featuring solo artists
Ian and Sally Graham Bethmann
PCC at the Big Sing!
Princeton University Chapel
Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm
Lindsey Strauss, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Pennsbury Community Chorus since 2019.
Josh Suslak, Accompanist
Josh joined the Pennsbury Choral staff in 2020 as Accompanist and Vocal Teacher. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester with degrees in Music Education and Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Outside of school, Josh is the organist at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville as well as a freelance pianist and accompanist across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Prior to joining Pennsbury, he was the Singer Musicianship Coordinator and Accompanist for the Commonwealth Youthchoirs, he has served as a Staff Pianist at Westminster Choir College, Rider University, and Rowan University, and he was the accompanist for the American Boychoir School. His work has taken him on international tours to China, Scotland, Austria, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, and Slovenia. Apart from his main concentration in classical piano, Joshua enjoys playing jazz, rock, pop, and musical theater music.
The Pennsbury Community Chorus has entertained Bucks County audiences for 20 years, while providing a joyful music-performance experience for its members. PCC was founded in September 2000 by James Moyer and John McDonnell to provide a forum for talented singers in the Lower Bucks County communities. Currently, Lindsey Strauss serves as Artistic Director of the ensemble with Joshua Suslak as accompanist.
The group typically comprises 75-100 area residents, including students of the Pennsbury School District, graduates, teachers, parents, staff and friends of the Pennsbury Community. Performances include a variety of choral repertoire and literature, often with guest soloists and orchestras. Recent works have included the Requiems of Mozart , Faure, and Jenkins, Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, and Hughes’ Dewi Sant, with performances for “Distinguished Concerts International New York” (DCINY) at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
The Pennsbury Community Chorus Mission Statement
The mission of the Pennsbury Community Chorus is to provide outstanding performances of choral music of the highest quality, while enriching the community through choral music experiences.
The Pennsbury Community Chorus seeks to fulfill this mission in the following ways:
As a select amatuer choral ensemble, the chorus works to the highest standards of artistic expression, while providing an important creative outlet for community singers from all areas of Bucks County and surrounding counties.
The chorus presents an annual series of at least two concerts in broadly accessible venues, always in Bucks County and occasionally outside the county.
The chorus supports the creative environment of our community by working with local and international composers through performances and commissions.
The chorus works closely in conjunction with the Choral Music Department of Pennsbury High School, and seeks to support outstanding young high school musicians through performances, scholarships, study and musical support.
The chorus reaches out to our significant population of seniors, especially those for whom singing or listening to choral music might otherwise be inaccessible, through attending or participating in our concerts.