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The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will perform in concert on Nov. 16 and 17.

The Arts

Keeping their hope alive

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus plans fall concerts

The concerts will be on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m., both at The Brick Church (formerly the First Baptist Church), 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are available at or at the door and are $12 Adult, $20 Generous, and $10 Student and Senior. More information is at or 802-254-8994.

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will present their annual fall concerts, “Keep Hope Alive,” on Nov. 17 and 18 at The Brick Church (formerly the First Baptist Church) on Main Street.

Joining the 80 women and director Becky Graber will be Cathy Martin on piano, Julian McBrowne on bass, and Lisa McCormick on guitar and with her ukulele orchestra.

Several songs will feature arrangements by local musicians, including Andy Davis’ four-part arrangement of Let the Life I’ve Lived and Peter Amidon’s Crossing the Bar.

Graber arranged India Arie’s I Am Light and there will be songs that were learned by the 19 chorus members who attended the Sister Singers Festival in Michigan last summer, including With Great Love, Stand in That River, and Walk My Own Revolution.

The title song, Keep Hope Alive by Ysaye Barnwell, promises to be a grand finale with ukuleles, bass, singers, and audience all involved.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #484 (Wednesday, November 7, 2018). This story appeared on page B3.

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