The Brattleboro Women's Chorus board of directors meets once a month at 7 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.
Muriel Taylor 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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marty Moscrip 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.
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.
Betsy has been living in Vermont for the past 47 years. In her time here in Brattleboro she has been involved in many community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, River Gallery Art School and Marlboro Graduate Center. She recently retired from 10 years at the Windham Regional Career Center as the Adult Education Director. She spends her time taking care of her granddaughter, the light of her life, and gardening, cooking and singing.
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.