The fall 2019 session of Chorus will begin on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm beginning on September 4 at All Souls Church, or on Thursdays from 10 am - noon beginning on September 5 at the Brattleboro Music Center.
Our next session open to anyone who would like to try chorus will begin this fall on Wednesday, September 4 or Thursday, September 5. Any woman or girl age 10 and up is welcome to join. The theme this fall will be "Love Changes Everything," and included will be songs by the Beatles, Holly Near, Ali Burns, Billy Joel, local musician Lisa McCormick, and others.
The first two rehearsals are open to anyone who would like to come and check out chorus for the first time with no obligation to join. Be sure to spread the word and bring your friends!
Can't make the first rehearsals? No problem! We accept new members through our second week of rehearsals. Singers may attend either or both the Wednesday night and Thursday morning rehearsals.
For links to possible songs and more information about the coming semester, read our director, Becky Graber's letter to chorus members about early registration (this letter also contains the registration form).
Unique to this chorus is that all music has been taught aurally (by ear) by director Becky Graber for the 23 years since she founded it, even music with multiple and complicated parts. While this teaching style is uncommon in this country, it is used widely in the British Isles and has been used throughout history to pass down music. The chorus provides additional written music on occasion, but practice recordings and word sheets are always given to help with home practice. This learning method makes chorus accessible to all women who want to sing.
The chorus will be preparing for concerts at the newly-named Epsilon Spires (formerly the Baptist Church) on November 23 and 24, when Lisa McCormick and the Ukulele Orchestra will join in. Singers are welcome to come and sing weekly whether or not they will perform in the concerts.
Are you looking for healthful ways to feel good? Singing has been shown to do just that! And the Brattleboro Women's Chorus offers any woman or girl age 10 and over the opportunity to create music in a community of other singers.
Music is an eclectic mix from around the world that is spirited and spiritual. To get a sense of the varied music we sing, here is a list of all the songs we've sung in our concerts or you can listen to a few sample tracks from our CD!
While many singers enjoy performing, some prefer to sing weekly and not participate in the concert at the end of the session. The fee is $120 for adults, family pairs are $190 and students are $70. Financial aid is available so that chorus can be affordable to all. Our Financial Aid application can be found here and can be submitted with a $20 deposit by the date listed on the application.