This spring, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus will perform their annual spring concerts, titled "Made in Vermont" on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 13, 2017 at 4 pm at the Centre Congregational Church.
Eighty women, directed by Becky Graber and accompanied by Cathy Martin on piano, will sing songs about Vermont or composed or arranged by Vermonters.
Featured in the concert will be the state song, “These Green Mountains,” as well as older favorites like “Maple Sweet” and “The Vermont Farmer’s Song.” And the well-known standard, “Moonlight in Vermont,” will make an appearance.
The chorus will sing “Hope Lingers On” by Brattleboro singer and fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger, as well as “Voice Among Voices” by Vermonter Willa Mamet and arranged in parts by Graber.
“The Art of Disappearing,” a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye and set to music by Graber, will debut, and her arrangements of “Jubilee” and “Wayfaring Stranger” will be brought back.
Each performance will include a guest appearance by either Big Woods Voices (Saturday night) or Singcrony (Sunday afternoon).
The inspiration for Vermont songs formed because Graber will travel with eighteen chorus singers to Grand Rapids, Michigan this summer to participate in the Sister Singers Festival, a gathering of women’s choruses from around the country. They will present many of the Vermont songs there to represent the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus.
If you would like to join the BWC, please mark your calendars for our FALL session! Rehearsals will start September 5 & 6, 2018. 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.
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.