Welcome to the Brattleboro Women's Chorus

We are a non-profit chorus based in Southern Vermont. We perform concerts in November and May of spirited harmonies from music of various traditions with professional local guest musicians. Join us for a concert, or to sing for yourself!

Learn More

  • Join the Chorus!

    The fall session of Chorus begins on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm beginning on September 6 at All Souls Church, or on Thursdays from 10 am - noon beginning on September 7 at Centre Congregational Church.


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  • Concerts

    The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus presents concerts twice a year, the weekend before Thanksgiving and Mother's Day weekend. Concerts consist of songs from various traditions and are mixed in with readings and poetry to fit the "theme." Local musicians also accompany the chorus. This fall, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus will perform on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church. Under the direction of founder/conductor Becky Graber, ninety local women sing uplifting songs about Love and Music. They will be joined by local musicians to be announced in the fall. Tickets are $12 adult, $20 generous, $10 student and senior and will be available at BrownPaperTickets.com (starting in November) or at the door. For information email us or call 802-254-8994. If you would like to join the BWC, please mark your calendars for our FALL session! Rehearsals will start September 6 and 7, 2017. Read more about joining here! We also offer or host other events that are open to the public, from concerts to our annual bake sale at the Welcome Center.


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  • See and Hear Us

    Our 20th Anniversary Spring concert was on BCTV! This is our first concert on video so you can see what all the hype is about.


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The Brattleboro Women's Chorus board of directors meets once a month at the Works at 7:15 am. Our board is vivacious, creative, supportive and full of wonderful energy (even at 7 am, which is saying a lot)!  Read more about us, below!

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Becky Graber, our Musical Director, is our fabulous leader and an inspiration to us all. If you want to know all about Becky, check out her bio here. In fact, she's so fabulous she even has her very own website!

 

 

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Muriel Taylor, our President, is an Early Childhood Consultant. An a cappella and choral singer all of her life, she has been singing with the Women’s Chorus since 1998. Happily retired, she stays in touch with children through the Summer Reading Program at the Lydia Taft Library in West Dummerston, her home. She is President of the Dummerston Historical Society and loves to hike and snowshoe with her husband, Bob, and their dog, Tucker. Summer afternoons will find her at the swimming hole in front of her house on the West River. Visitors welcome!!

 

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Carrie Walker, our Vice President, is a Brattleboro Women's Chorus "lifer;" she hasn't missed a session since chorus began. She now also sings with groups from the Vermont Jazz Center as well as in a female a cappella quartet called "Singcrony." She finds singing to be one of life's greatest pleasures and at times a spiritual experience, and is grateful to Chorus for the opportunity over the years to find and free her voice.

 

 

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Kate Traeger, our Secretary, has dabbled in many professions: naturalist, graphic designer, summer camp coordinator, Mad Scientist, performer and most recently mother. She joined the chorus in 2005 and has been unable to stay away since! She loves chocolate, lake time, snow play, traveling and coming home.

 

 

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Ruth Wilmot, our Co-Treasurer, was coming to BWC concerts for 10 years before she finally joined the chorus and has been a member ever since! Ruth’s professional life has ranged from teaching social studies to 5th graders in Tokyo, to being a special events coordinator at a local college. She is currently working as an ADHD coach with both students and adults for the past 8 years. Ruth relishes rare opportunities to speak Japanese and seeing her daughter embrace world travel as well. She also enjoys hiking & traveling.

 

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Susan Kunhardt, our Co-Treasurer, has been in chorus for many years and thinks of chorus as her “soul food.” Singing is a wonderful relief from a busy nursing career at a local college and mothering two teenage daughters. Her other passions include milking her goats (her goat cheese is revered) and growing an abundance of food & medicinal herbs.

 

 

img 0558Marty Moscrip, our Member-at-Large, has been singing with the chorus for many years. She just returned from North Carolina, and realized that Brattleboro and the BWC offer extensive acceptance and appreciation for diversity and compassion. She returns with a new appreciation of this community and the community of women who participate in the chorus and the exceptional talent of the director, Becky Graber. It is with enthusiasm and joy that she has joined the board, and looks forward to supporting the chorus in whatever way she can. She is a retired therapist, a gardener and an explorer of new adventures.

 

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Betsy Williams, our Member-at-Large, was in the audience for the first BWC concert, joined that spring and has never left!  She loves to sing and harmonize, finding it to be food for the spirit. She also plays stand-up bass and sings with friends in the "Seymour Sister" a small string band. She lives in Westminster West, works as a mediator in Greenfield Massachusetts, and when not singing, playing music or working, prefers to be outside hiking, biking, or skiing.

 

 

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The Board in August 2016 (missing Betsy)
The Board's 7 am Meetings!

                                    

 

 

What Makes Us Unique

We offer to all women over the age of ten, regardless of musical experience or expertise, the opportunity to join together in shared musical harmony in a supportive environment. Largely through the aural tradition, the ancient practice of learning by ear, we learn songs from a variety of traditions. We prepare for performances, develop our vocal production skills, and offer audiences moving renditions of songs sung by their family, friends and neighbors.

Connect With Us

Brattleboro Women's Chorus is active on Facebook and we send out regular newsletters to let you know about our events and upcoming sessions. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcome donations to help us meet operating expenses.

 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 2591
Brattleboro, VT 05303

info@brattleborowomenschorus.org

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A portion of our 20th Anniversary Chorus in concert - Fall 2016