This spring, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus will perform their annual spring concerts, titled "Walk With Me" on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 12, 2017 at 4 pm at the Centre Congregational Church.
The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will present their 23rd annual spring concert, “Walk With Me,” on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 and Sunday, May 12 at 4:00 pm at Centre Congregational Church. Joining director Becky Graber and the 80-voice chorus of women will be Cathy Martin on piano and Connie Green on flute.
Last summer, a group of singers from the chorus traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to participate in the Sister Singers Festival, a gathering of women’s choruses from across the country. The “Walk With Me” repertoire was inspired by that trip and features songs of travel, migration, community, and home. One of the concert’s songs, “Winnebago” by David Maddux, about an obvious means of hitting the road, was heard at the festival.
The chorus will also sing “The Little Road” by Vermont composer/ singer Moira Smiley who led a workshop with the chorus in March. Additional songs include the concert’s title piece “Walk With Me” by Maggie Wheeler, “I’m Gonna Walk It With You” by Brian Clafin and Ellie Grace, and “The Road Home” by Stephen Paulus. There will be two songs arranged by the Natural Voice Practitioner’s Network in England, “Different Ships” and “People Get Ready,” the latter made popular by Curtis Mayfield. And a reprise of “A Garden of My Own” by Patricia McKernon and arranged specifically for the BWC by Daniel Kallman will feature accompanists Cathy Martin and Connie Green.
The concert dates are Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m., and both are at Centre Congregational Church in downtown Brattleboro.
If you would like to join the BWC, please mark your calendars for our FALL session! Rehearsals will start Sept. 4 & 5, 2019. 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.