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:
Monday, January 25 from 7-8:15 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 year, the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus celebrates our 25 years of singing with online musical events on the 25th day of the month through May. All are welcome to join us in song. 

Our next online singing event celebrating 25 years of the BWC will take place on Monday, January 25 from 7-8:15 pm on Zoom. 

Director Becky Graber welcomes one of her “WomenSing 100” colleagues, Dr. Kathy Bullock, to lead us in song (https://www.kathybullock.com/). Kathy will lead us in singing several songs from the African American tradition, share some historical context, and together we will celebrate the joy and power of song, community and love. A music professor, singer/arranger and workshop clinician who specializes in gospel music, spirituals and classical works by composers from the African diaspora, Kathy Bullock is sure to inspire.
Register with two simple clicks:
A suggested donation of $10-$25 is greatly appreciated to cover our musical work online. Please make your donation here.
Register for the Zoom link here!

Looking ahead: Join us on Thursday, February 25th at 2 pm EST for our next 25th Anniversary virtual gathering with Coco Love Alcorn (registration will be available in early February). And our spring session of chorus will begin on March 4 via Zoom. Learn more here.

25th Anniversary Celebration Dates & Guest Presenters:
Sunday, October 25: Elizabeth Melvin
Wednesday, November 25: Lisa McCormick
Monday, January 25 at 7 pm : Dr. Kathy Bullock
Thursday, February 25 at 2 pm: Coco Love Alcorn    
Thursday, March 25 (regular rehearsal at 10 am): Lea Morris
Sunday, April 25: Chorus reminiscing
Tuesday, May 25: Various song leaders

Connect With Us

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.

 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 2591
Brattleboro, VT 05303

info@brattleborowomenschorus.org

www.facebook.com

A portion of our 20th Anniversary Chorus in concert - Fall 2016