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.