Brattleboro Concert Choir announces 2023–24 season, offers auditions

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Concert Choir has announced its 2023–24 season and is offering auditions to those interested in joining its numbers.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Brattleboro Concert Choir will prepare "Songs for the People," a program of music by living American composers speaking to issues of our time, including immigration, civil rights, climate change, and global conflict.

Composers include Eric Whitacre, Ysaye Barnwell, Frank Ticheli, Joel Thompson, Mari Esabel Valverde, Melissa Dunphy, B. E. Boykin, Sydney Guillaume, and J. Andrés Ballesteros. The performance will be at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14.

Then, in the spring, the group will prepare "In Paradisum: Music of Gabriel Fauré," a program featuring three choral-orchestral works by this French Romantic: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; "Tu Es Petrus"; and Fauré's Requiem, Op. 48. The spring concerts will be performed Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at Persons Auditorium in Marlboro.

The Concert Choir rehearses 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Brattleboro Music Center Auditorium and is currently seeking new members of every voice part for the upcoming season. The Concert Choir especially invites BIPOC singers and singers of all gender identities to join.

To schedule a low-pressure placement hearing with Music Director Jonathan Harvey, or to ask any questions, contact the BMC at [email protected].

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