Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus hosts first 'beer choir' event

June 4, 2019

The idea is simple. People sing while drinking beer, making things a lot more fun, and encouraging people to belt out those notes.

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BPO's 'Carmen in Concert' concludes season in style

June 2, 2019

The BPO Chorus, led by Adam Luebke, capably handled the numerous crowd roles throughout – cigarette girls, soldiers, bullfight crowds and even a convincing mob of children.

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BPO performs staples, as well as new wrinkles in 'JoAnn's Classical Christmas'

December 7, 2018

Every Christmas season finds chestnuts roasting by an open fire and being played in concert. This time JoAnn Falletta, along with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, tossed a slight wrinkle into proceedings and it helped differentiate it from other seasonal offerings they’ve performed in the past.

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Opera star gets BPO season off to a joyous start

September 16, 2018

The singers of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, big and strong, threw themselves into the Ode to Joy with gusto. Elation filled the hall. Falletta, throwing herself literally into the music, went airborne once or twice. Seeing her fling her arms wide at the word "Elysium," all you could think was, Freude. Joy! The applause went on long after the music ended.

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June 22, 2018

These days, Anderson does her singing as a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus.

Anderson says singing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus brings positive change to her life. “I am calmer, happier, more centered and balanced in my life. Singing makes me a better mother, a better wife, a better faculty member and a better psychologist,” she says.

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The BPO makes it feel like Christmas

December 8, 2017

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, resplendent in red, was in fine form. Adam Luebke, the chorus' music director, has been doing a good job. The singers' diction shone in Rutter's "Candlelight Carol." You could catch every word. Chorus and orchestra joined in a great zesty rendition of "Jauchzet Frohlocket" from Bach's joyous "Christmas Oratorio." The voices jumped out at you. Timpani and trumpets went to town. It was a triumph.

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Packed house for world premiere of St. Bonaventure Mass

September 18, 2017

Eight hundred years after the birth of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, a crowd packed the namesake chapel Sunday night to hear the world premier of the Mass written to celebrate him.

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A star-spangled salute from the BPO

May 27, 2016

One high point was an a cappella turn by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, led by its director, Adam Luebke. The singers sang the hymn “Unclouded Day,” by Josiah Alwood, a 19th century Midwestern preacher. It’s an uplifting, up-tempo song – Willie Nelson has sung it – and the choral arrangement has tremendous bounce and good feeling. Looking it up on YouTube, I wasn’t surprised to read that a listener wrote: “One of my favorite songs to listen to on a loop.”

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