Our 25th Anniversary Year: 2020-21!
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BRATTLEBORO WOMEN’S CHORUS
On the 25th day of most months, October through May, we’ll have singing gatherings, sometimes with guest song-leaders to help celebrate 25 years of being a chorus. Held on Zoom, these events will be free for registered singers and their households; we will welcome others by donation.
VIRTUAL CELEBRATION SING:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 from 7 – 8 pm on Zoom
In September of 1996, Becky Graber hosted a Wednesday night rehearsal at KidsPLAYce, the play center where her husband Tim Ellis was the director. She imagined she would gather a small group of women and girls to sing together through the fall; but people kept coming, and by November, they outgrew KidsPLAYce. There were more than 60 singers meeting each week in the music room at Oak Grove School, and the group held their first concert in an ice storm in December (an event which led to the concerts being held in November in following years)!
This fall, the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus celebrates our 25 years of singing with online musical events on the 25th day of some months. All are welcome to join us in song.
Our second online singing event celebrating 25 years of the BWC will take place on Wednesday, November 25 from 7-8 pm on Zoom. Founder and musical director, Becky Graber, will be joined by local guest musician Lisa McCormick (https://lisamccormick.com/). Join us on Zoom to learn and sing along with spirit-lifting songs of hope, resilience and love. Unfortunately our original guest presenter, Lea Morris, was not available on this date, but will join us for a future one.
This event is free for currently registered chorus members, a suggested donation of $10-$25 for non-members is greatly appreciated to cover our costs. Please make your donation here.
Looking ahead: Join us on Monday January 25th for our third 25th Anniversary virtual gathering!
25th Anniversary Celebration Dates:
Sunday, October 25
Wednesday, November 25
Monday, January 25
Thursday, February 25
Thursday, March 25 (regular rehearsal)
Sunday, April 25
Tuesday, May 25