The spring 2021 semester of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus will begin on Thursdays from 10-11:30 am or from 7-8:30 pm beginning on March 4, 2021 via Zoom.
Two rehearsal options offer flexibility for those who would like to join us to sing online. Singers may attend either or both rehearsal times (morning or evening). See "Register Online" below for links to register.
The fact that we will be online this year enables us to reach out to anyone, no matter where they live, so be sure to invite your friends or family to sing "with" you! You are also welcome to come to the first two rehearsals with no obligation to join, but you will have to register in advance for the Zoom links (see Register Online, below).
The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus welcomes anyone aged 10 and older who identifies as a woman or non-binary, and whose vocal range comfortably includes the A in the middle of the treble staff. Rehearsals are a mix of warm ups, moving our bodies and singing some beautiful & uplifting songs that will carry you through your week.
The chosen 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! During Covid times, songs tend to be easy to learn and sing along to from week to week. Since we can't hear each other, you can harmonize however you like from your home. You will certainly get to know your own voice very well!
The Chorus has been under the direction of Becky Graber since 1996 and is unique in that much of the music, even multiple and complicated parts, is taught by ear. Written music is available on occasion, but practice recordings and word sheets are always provided to help with learning. Due to Covid-19 this year, we will be using all of the above plus zoom rehearsals.
This is our 25th ANNIVERSARY YEAR and though we can't meet in person, we will be sure to make it memorable. We are planning some (online) celebrations including online gatherings the 25th of every month, October-May that all chorus members have access to (some will have guest conductors). All are welcome to join - even non-chorus members, so spread the word! More information can be found here.
The chorus will be preparing for an online singalong "concert" on Mother's Day, May 9 2021. We welcomed nearly 250 people from around the country to our online concert last November and it was LOVELY. Be sure to invite all your loved ones to come hear and sing with us. More info on our concerts can be found here.
Our adult fee for the semester is a sliding scale of $80-$150, family pairs are $190 and students are $70. Financial aid is available so that chorus can be affordable to all.
Registering for Chorus can be done in two steps:
1) Register via Zoom for the first two weeks of "Open" rehearsals. Click here for Thursday mornings or here for Thursday evenings. You are free to try out the March 4 & 11th rehearsals to see if Chorus would be a good fit for you. After March 11, you can decide to proceed to step 2, below.
We hope to see you in the Spring or at one of our virtual 25th Anniversary events!
LOCAL PRESS: The Commons on our Fall 2015 session