2017 BPC Choral Affiliates, backstage at Kleinhans Music Hall

Education Events

Each year, the BPC invites WNY high school music teachers to recommend two of their best vocal students (one male and one female) to join the BPC and BPO for one of our performances on stage at Kleinhans. Roughly 30 students participate in this program every year under the guidance of a current member mentor. Students are eligible to receive community service hours for their time spent with the BPC.

The 2018 program will feature:

Carmina Burana
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall

Applications will be sent early January 2018. Rehearsals will begin March 5. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact, or call 716.980.5701.

This program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

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Past BPC Affiliates Experiences


Rachmaninoff’s The Bells
Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 2014
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall

Students from Hamburg High School’s Concert Chorale joined the BPC and BPO on stage for this moving performance.

Holiday Pops
Friday-Sunday, December 19-22, 2015
Ron Spigelman, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall
Students from BAVPA’s Vocal Symphony will join the BPC, BPO and Sal Andolina’s Big Band for this annual holiday tradition.
BAVPA Vocal Symphony, led by Karen Saxon

BAVPA Vocal Symphony, led by Karen Saxon


Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Saturday-Sunday, March 20-21, 2015
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall


Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem
Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, 2016
Stefan Sanders, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall

Congratulations to the students from the following schools who joined us for this performance:
Amherst High
Christian Central Academy
Clarence High
Forestville Central
Frontier High
Iroquois High
Kenmore West High
Nardin Academy
North Tonawanda High
Sacred Heart
Starpoint High
West Valley Central
Williamsville East High

Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus is an accomplished symphonic choir representing a diverse membership of dedicated vocal musicians. As an independent, non-profit organization, the BPChorus produces an annual concert series and enjoys frequent guest artist collaborations with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Chorus appears at various locations throughout Western New York including Kleinhans, Artpark, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Museum of Science, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and the Chautauqua Institution.

Visit the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra website


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