The Brattleboro Women's Chorus board of directors is vivacious, creative, supportive, productive and full of wonderful energy (even when we meet at 7:30 am, which is saying a lot)! Read more about us, below.
Linda is glad her work as a gardener keeps her outside and active much of the year. She has been a 'fall only' Women's Chorus singer for years, but is happy she can sing in the spring now also. While practicing chorus songs in the garden is fun, singing with this group of women provides a special nourishment. When not gardening or singing, she might be biking, hiking, teaching cross country skiing, keeping in touch with far-flung family, or working on learning a new way to preserve the harvest.
Ruth joined the Brattleboro Women's Chorus when she moved to Brattleboro in 2013. She has been working the past many years as a private caregiver and End-of-Life/Life transition doula. She is an avid gardener who loves spending time with her kids, dogs, friends, the woods, waters and fire, and also dancing, walking, singing and creating.
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.
Carrie 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.
Betsy 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 Sisters," 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.
Norma sang with Becky the first session and remembers switching parts and a snowy concert. She has been a member almost every season since. Singing makes her smile. The Women's Chorus repertoire uplifted her spirit right from the start, and this was particularly important during Covid. Norma has been an educator her whole career, in Brattleboro as the principal of The Neighborhood Schoolhouse and then a faculty member at Landmark College. Besides singing, Norma loves gardening, reading, spiritual dance, and visiting with her daughter.
Ruth Wilmot 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 and traveling.
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.