Brattleboro Concert Choir presents ‘Stay-at-Home Sing-Along’ series

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Concert Choir (BCC) has launched its Stay-At-Home Sing-Along program in the spirit of enthusiastically committing to building and maintaining musical community. “Especially now, music is an essential source of joy, solace, solidarity, and hope,” the organization writes in a news release.

Every other Sunday at 2 p.m., beginning Sept. 13, the BCC and Music Director Jonathan Harvey will host a collective online sing of great choral works.

Selections will include favorite Romantic pieces by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, and Fauré; Renaissance gems by Palestrina and Josquin, Classical classics by Mozart and Haydn, and beloved Baroque pieces by Bach and Vivaldi.

The series launches with Brahms's “Ein deutsches Requiem” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. To sign up, call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or email [email protected].

The Concert Choir is also collaborating with local high school choirs to create a virtual performance of Black Canadian-American composer Nathaniel Dett's 1918 setting of “America the Beautiful.” Each sing-along will include a brief rehearsal of this piece, and all interested singers will be able to take part in the virtual choir.

Sing-along participants will warm up together and talk about the music and its context. When singing, the music will be projected on participants' screens.

Singers near and far can either register for all eight “Stay-At-Home Sing-Alongs” for $65, or one at a time for $10 each.

The registration deadline for each event is the Wednesday before and, with registration, participants will receive a Zoom link, as well as digital sheet music and practice resources.

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